Two bodies recovered from Chenab river

Jammu: Bodies of two persons, including an alleged narcotic smuggler who had jumped into Chenab to evade arrest, were recovered from the river in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Thursday.

Some passerby noticed a body floating in the river near the Kanter Nullah in the area yesterday and informed the police.

The deceased has been identified as Mani, a resident of Punjab, who was one amongst the four narcotic smugglers who had jumped into the river on January 19 to evade arrest, a police spokesman said here.

In another incident, body of Partap Singh was also recovered from Chenab near Jhulla bridge in the district, the spokesman said. Singh along with his father was killed when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into the river on January 17, police said.

The body of his father Kesar Singh is yet to be recovered, the spokesman added.

After completing all the legal and medical formalities, the bodies were handed over to the kin for last rites.

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