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Body of 20-year-old shepherd recovered from river Jhelum in Bandipora

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Srinagar: Nearly a week after drowning in river Jhelum, body of a shepherd boy was recovered on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

They said that one Nazir Ahmad Cheechi, 20, son of Mohammad Yousaf Cheechi, a resident of Panaar Bandipora drowned in river Jhelum while washing his face.

A rescue operation was launched however the drowned boy couldn’t be found immediately, they told GNS adding after nearly a week into the incident the body was spotted near Seer Jagir area and accordingly retrieved.

The body was handed to the family for last rites, they further said.

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