Srinagar: A thirty year-old woman on Friday drowned at Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
“Afroza (30) Wife of Ashiq Hussain Sheikh r/o Arwani Bijbehara was washing clothes when she slipped into the Visu Nallah at Arwani”, a police official told news agency GNS.
Soon after the incident, scores of locals jumped into the river and they tried to save the woman from drowning, the official said, adding that the flash water swept her downward.
Meanwhile, police also reached to the spot and launched operation in retrieving the body, the official said, adding that late in the afternoon police with the help of locals fished out the body.
He said that following all the necessary formalities, the body of the deceased was handed over to her relatives for last rites. (GNS)