Ganderbal, Aug 12: A six-year-old boy died after he drowned in Sindh nullah while taking a bath in the water body in Harran area of central Kashmir's Ganderbal district on Thursday.
Reports said that Anas Ahmad, son of Fayaz Ahmad Shiekh of Harran Ganderbal was bathing in the stream with his friends when the strong water currents overpowered him.
His friends on seeing Anas drowning raised alarm following which a rescue operation was launched by locals, who were joined by a SDRF team assisted by police later.
A police official told Greater Kashmir that the boy's body was retrieved from the stream and shifted to the hospital, however, the minor was declared brought dead at the hospital, he added.
The body was later handed over to the family after medico-legal formalities, added the official.