Missing minor boy’s body recovered from river in Poonch

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Body of a ten-year-old body, who was washed away by gushing water in Mandi river yesterday was recovered from the river on Tuesday morning in Poonch district.

An official told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that the body was recovered near Sathra village by locals and police after a rescue operation was yesterday.

He said that the body was shifted to sub-district hospital for medico-legal formalities and will be handed over to family for last rites.

The deceased boy has been identified as Mohammad Asif of Arai village of Mandi tehsil.

On Monday evening, the boy had slipped into the river and was washed away by the gushing water.

Soon after the incident, a joint rescue operation was launched by the police and locals to trace the minor boy’s body. (KNO)

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