Vaishno Devi pilgrim from Bihar dies in J&K’s Katra

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Jammu: A 61-year-old pilgrim from Bihar died Saturday after falling unconscious at a hotel in Katra the base camp for Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Suraj Dev Parshad, a resident of Karmali Chak area of Patna, had reached Katra to pay obeisance at the famous shrine. 

He fell unconscious at a hotel counter while booking a room and was immediately rushed to nearby a community health centre, a police official said.

Parshad was declared brought dead by doctors and his body would be handed over to his family members after completion of legal formalities, the official said.