Two sisters jump into stream in Handwara, one dies

Apparent case of suicide: Police

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Jun 21 2018 8:18PM | Updated Date: Jun 21 2018 8:18PM
Two sisters jump into stream in Handwara, one diesRepresentational Image

A 14-year-old girl died while her elder sister was rescued after the duo jumped into a stream in Kulangam area of Handwara in north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Thursday.

Reports said that two sisters – Josiya Majeed Sheikh (14) and Snober Majeed Sheikh (25) of Handwara– jumped into a nallah at Kulangam late Thursday afternoon.

Locals who spotted them jumping into the water body immediately started rescue as police party also reached the spot.

The police team and local volunteers retrieved both the sisters and took them to a nearby hospital where Josiya was declared brought dead.

The condition of Snober, is stated to be critical, reports said.

When contacted, SDPO Handwara, Shabir Ahmad Khan confirmed the incident to GNS  that the incident seemed a suicide.

“A case under relevant sections of law has been registered to ascertain the cause of the incident," Khan said. 

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