Woman commits suicide by jumping into Chenab river in Doda

Woman commits suicide by jumping into Chenab river in Doda

A 31-year-old housewife took her own life Wednesday morningby jumping into the Chenab river from Barshalla Bridge at Thathri in Jammu andKashmir's Doda district, police said.

The incident was reported at 9:45 am, SHO Thathri SureshGautam said.

"We have witnesses who saw her jump in," he said. "…Itlooked like suicide."

"After getting information, a police party immediatelyreached at the spot and started a search operation, but due to very strongcurrents in the river the body could not be recovered so far, although thesearch has been extended to Prem Nagar, 15 km from here," said SHOThathri.

He said adding the reason behind the extreme step is yet tobe known.

The deceased has been identified as Perveena Bagum(31), wifeof Aashiq Hussain R/O village Kalotrian.

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