Srinagar, June 16: The mother-daughter duo on Tuesday drowned in River Jhelum in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Reports reaching Kashmir Despatch said a 12-year-old girl identifies as Nighat was bathing in river Jhelum at Marhama village of Ananthnag where she slipped and drowned, however, to save her daughter her mother(40) identified as Saleema wife of Ghulam Hassan also drowned.
Reports said that Saleema was washing clothes and her 12-year-old daughter was taking bath in the river Jhelum. However, soon after the news spread in the area locals rushed to the spot and started rescue operation to retrieve the bodies of the mother-daughter duo.
Meanwhile, a police officer also confirmed this incident to Kashmir Despatch and said efforts are on to retrieve bodies of the mother-daughter duo.