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Body of 14-year-old boy retrieved from Madhumati Nallah

SRINAGAR: A 14-year-old boy who had reportedly gone ‘missing’ from his home on Tuesday was found drowned in Madhumati Nallah and upon a rescue operation his body was retrieved from the water source this morning.

Local sources said that one Zahid Ahmad Magray son of Maqsood Ahmad Magray, as per his family left home at around 4 PM yesterday (Tuesday). “After the boy didn’t return, the family reached out to the neighbors and relatives to see if he may have been at any of the places’, however, once they didn’t get any satisfactory reply, they approached the police to file a missing report this morning”, they said adding the boy was later on found drowned by in Madhumati Nallah near Goiwar area of Sonerwani.

“Soon after a joint rescue operation launched by SDRF, MARCOS, police, and army, took the team an hour or so to fish out the body from the nallah”, they said.

Confirming the incident, a police official told GNS that a case has been registered into the matter under relevant sections. “We will look into the possible cause that led to his drowning”, he said, adding “the circumstances would be taken into due consideration to see whether had it been accidental or has there been any foul play.” (GNS)


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