Handwara, May 26: A 4-year-old boy has died after drowning in a pond in Rajwar area in Handwara on Wednesday evening.
Reports reaching news agency GNS said that one Adnan Ahmad Mir (4) son of Javid Ahmad Mir fell in a pond outside his residential house in Nichama village. The family alongside locals in the area after hours of efforts, retrieved the minor and evacuated him to a nearby health facility. However the doctors declared there declared him as brought dead on arrival.
A police official confirming the incident to GNS said that the body has been handed over the family for last rites after conduct of all required medical and legal formalities.
Meanwhile a pall of gloom has descended over the whole area on the tragic incident. (GNS)