Body of 3-yr-old girl retrieved from Jehlum in Anantnag

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Srinagar: A body of a 3-year old girl has been recovered from river Jehlum near Khanabal area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Sunday afternoon.

After spotting a body floating on the river near Khanabal, locals had informed police about it. However, police team rushed to the spot and retrieved the body from the Jehlum, reports said

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Soon after being informed a police team rushed to the spot and retrieved the body from the Jehlum, they said.

A police officer also confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Nusrat Jan (3) daughter of Abdul Wahid Bajad, a resident of Mir Danter village.

The officer said that the girl was missing since May 3. The body has been taken to District Hospital Anantnag for medico-legal formalities including the postmortem.

The girl died apparently due to drowning, however, the actual cause of death will be ascertained once the postmortem report will come, he said. (GNS)