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11-year-old boy drowns in Baramulla


Manzoor Sheeri
Baramulla, Jul 16 (KNS): An 11-year-old boy drowned while taking bath in a streamlet at Kalaybabn in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Tuesday.

Witness said that a group of boys were taking bath at a streamlet in Kalayban village where pits for testing of soil for construction of bridges were dug and a boy identified as Harris Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Hassan Bhat of Kalayban drowned into the pit.

They said the other boys taking bath along Haris raised alarm after he drowned into the deep pit dug amidst streamlet.

“Till people retrieved the body of the drowned boy it was late and they rushed him to PHC Sheeri where from doctors reffered him in a critical condition to Baramulla Medical College.

"Later, doctors reffered him to SKIMS where the boy breathed his last late this evening,” they said.

Locals alleged that there is sheer negligence of the concerned construction agency which dug the pits for soil testing and let them uncovered.

The family of the slain boy demanded justice and action against the concerned department.

Meanwhile, SHO Sheeri Zia-ul-Rehman said police has lodged an FIR bearing No 33/2019/U/S 337 RPC in police station Sheeri. (KNS)