Youth drowns in Tawi

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 27: A 20-year-old youth drowned today in Tawi river in Bajalta area of city outskirts.
According to a police official, the deceased namely Vicky Kumar son of Dewan Chand, resident of Chaklarhgan (Bajalta) along with one of his friends had gone to take bath in Tawi river this evening.
He said while taking bath, Vicky went into deep waters and drowned as he did not know swimming. “His friend raised alarm after which locals and Sidhra police launched rescued operation and after a hectic operation of about 3 hours, his dead body was recovered but at about 10 kilometres from the spot where he had drowned,” the official said.
The official said that the body of the deceased was sent for postmortem at Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu while Sidhra police had taken cognizance of the matter.