Baramulla: Police on Friday morning recovered a body from river Jehlem at Uri in northern Baramulla district. Police has identified the deceased as Abdul Ahad Matoo son of Gulam Ahmad Matoo, of Sangrampora Sopore. Official sources said that after receiving information from local villagers, a team from police station Uri fished out the body from Jehlem near the NHPC power project gate.
Matoo had been reported missing from his home since April 12. His body was later handed over to Sopore police.
In another incident of drowning, Gulzar Ahmad (5), son of Shakore din Bajar, of Chotali in tehsil Boniyar drowned in Hapatkhay Nala on Thursday evening. Police said that a search operation had been initiated to trace out the boy.