Body of girl retrieved from Jhelum river

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Body of teenage girl who had jumped into the river Jhelum in Khanpora area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on December 31, was retrieved after 26 days on Thursday.

Quoting an official, news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported that the girl had jumped into river Jhelum near Khanpora bridge in Baramulla.

He said that following the incident, a massive search operation was launched, however, there was no trace of her. The official said after 26 days her body was retrieved today near Veerwan area of the district. He said after medico-legal formalities the body was handed over to legal heirs for last rites.—GK