Srinagar, June 9: An army soldier along with his service weapon and other gear drowned in river Kishenganga after he slipped into it during routine patrolling along Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
Official sources told Srinagar based news agency Global News Service (GNS) that sepoy Sabrinath (belt no. 15800560A) of 51 RR slipped into fast flowing river Kishenganga near Hussangam area of Tulail in Gurez during intervening night of June 8 and 9.
The other soldiers tried to rescue their colleague who drowned along with service rifle and ammunition but to no avail, they said.
The army has rushed special divers to trace out the missing soldier and when this report was filed the searches were going on.
A police officer confirmed the drowning of the soldier along with weapon and other ammunition and said that the searches are underway to find out the soldier.
The Kishenganga river flows into Pakistan and is known as Neelam Valley and as per sources there is possibility that the water may take the body towards the territory controlled by Pakistan.