Srinagar: An old man either jumped or slipped into the river Jhelum in Baramulla Wednesday morning, sources said.
They said that soon after the incident people started searching for him into the waters.
Local sources identified the person as 65 year old Abdul Ahad Matto, a resident of old town Baramulla.
Some eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader, Matto removed his pheran (long clad) and jumped in the river however, other who also claimed to be eyewitnesses said that Matto was in fact trying to wash his face but slipped into the river.
They said his pheran was found at the stairs of the river bank.