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Body of missing girl retrieved from river in Kupwara

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Kupwara: The body of a minor girl who had drowned in river Pohru in Jaggerpora village in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday last was traced this afternoon, officials said.

GNS reported that after days of relentless search operation, the body of missing girl Ronak Jan (12), daughter of Abdul Jabbar Payer, resident of Sulkote Kupwara, was found at Awatkul, nearly 3 kilometers from the incident site.

“Soon after the incident was reported, a search operation was launched by Police, SDRF, NDRF, Army, and MARCOS with active assistance by locals to trace the girl,” they said adding that no clue was found until this afternoon.

Pertinent to mention here that the victim was among three minors who drowned in river Pohru after the trio tried to retrieve the slippers of one of the girls from the water source.

Two of the drowned minors identified as Zehran Javid (11), son of Javid Ahmad Dar of Jagerpora, and Sadiya Fayaz (9), daughter of Fayaz Ahmad Mir resident of Mughalpora Nagri, were rescued with the timely intervention of locals.

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