Srinagar, Apr 18: A 5-year-old girl child drowned in a nallah in the apple township of Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla.
Official sources said that the minor girl, identified as Rabiya Shabir, who was staying at her maternal uncle’s residence in Ningli area in Sopore, slipped and fell into nallah Khrusu on Saturday evening.
They said some persons present at the spot also jumped into the waterbody to save the life of the girl but failed. “A search and rescue operation was immediately launched,” they said.
They said after strenuous efforts, the body of the minor girl was fished out from the nallah on Sunday. “After completing all the legal and medical formalities, the body of the deceased was handed over to her relatives for last rites,” they added.