Minor boy drowns in river

Excelsior Correspondent
POONCH, Sept 19: A 16-year-old boy was drowned in river near stone crusher at Ari in Mendhar area of Poonch district today.
Official sources said that the incident took place when the boy had gone for bathing to the river. He slipped into deep water and drowned. They said body of the boy, Sahir Ahmed (16), son of Abdul Quyoom of Ari, was shifted to SDH Mendhar.
BMO Mendhar, Dr P A Khan confirmed and said that the boy was brought dead to the hospital. The police has taken cognizance of the matter.