Srinagar: A 8-year-old boy drowned in river Jhelum in Asham Zoonipora in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
Official said identified the boy as Sajad Shabir Shiekh son of Shabir Ahmad Shiekh, a resident of Zonipora.
Police official said that that the boy drowned while taking bath in the river. A rescue operation has been launched by the police ,SDRF and locals to trace the missing boy, he said.
It is pertinent to mention here that an 80-year-old man died after slipping in river Jhelum, while performing ablution, in Hajin area earlier this morning.