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Youth ends life by jumping into river in Samba

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Jammu: A 24-year-old man died after allegedly jumping into Basantar river in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

Deepak Kumar, a resident of Goran village, died on the spot after hitting the dried-up river bed, a police official said.

He said the body was recovered by a joint team of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and police and taken to a hospital for autopsy.

The motive behind the youth taking such an extreme step was not known immediately, the official said.

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