Srinagar, April 01 :

Body of minor girl who slipped into an irrigational canal in Perniya area of North Kashmir Baramulla district on Saturday has been recovered.

An official told Kashmir Scroll that morning a girl while waiting for the school bus along LJHP canal slipped and fell into the canal.

The girl has been identified as Rukaya Bashir (14) daughter of Bashir Ahmad Ganaie resident of Nowpora Kreeri who is student of 9th class, Syed Sakhi Nowshera high school.

Soon after the incident, rescue operation was started and after hectic efforts, body was retrieved almost a kilometre away from whe she had drowned, official said.

He said that body is being handed over to legal heirs after legal-medico formalities—(KS)

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