A 16-year-old, Rubeena Bano, died due to drowning in the KishenGanga River near Tulail in Gurez on Tuesday.
The deceased has been identified as daughter of Faqir Muhhmad Lone from Gund Gul Sheikh, Tulail. The girl slipped from the road in Gulsheikh from the track into the Kishenganga River.
According to locals, Rubeena slipped and fell into the river, following which her family and neighbors friends tried to rescue her. But they found it difficult to swim and couldn’t rescue her.”
However, girl’s body was later recovered from the dam site. The body was fished out after hectic efforts by marine commandos and was handed over to the family for last rites.