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Srinagar, Mar 1: Body of a boy, who allegedly jumped into river Jhelum alongside a girl, has been retrieved by authorities, official sources said. 

They told that a large scale rescue operation was initiated at Dewan Bagh Foot Bridge, near Gulnaar Park, in Baramulla soon after news about the drowning of a boy and girl spread in the area.

The NDRF assisted by police and locals retrieved the body of the boy almost an hour after the incident took place, the official sources. 

Confirming the retrieval of the body a police official identified the deceased as one Suhail Ahmad Parry, son of Noor Mohd Parray, a resident of Sangri Colony Baramulla. “The body has been evacuated from the site to a nearby health facility for medico-legal formalities, following which it will be handed over to the family for last rites”, the official further said. 

Notably, the girl who allegedly jumped into the water body alongside the now deceased boy, was rescued soon after the incident took place. (GNS)