7-yr-old boy slips to death

A seven-year-old boy, who was coming back to home after school, slipped into a ravine from a wooden footbridge and died, here in Batholi area of Tehsil Chilli in Doda district on Friday evening.

Reports said, “The boy was crossing the footbridge along with other boys, when he suddenly slipped from the narrow bridge and fell into the water. He drowned. “Due to rainfall, the wooden bridge, which has no side railings had become slippery. At the middle of the bridge, he lost control on the slippery log and slipped off the footbridge,” said a child who was also with the victim.

“It was an accident and the boys immediately raised an alarm. Soon adjoining villagers reached the spot and fished the body from the ravine,” said Sub-Divisional magistrate, Gandoh, Dr Pritam Singh Thapa.

“The deceased school boy, who belonged to a nomadic family has been identified as Farman Ali, student of 2nd class and son of Mohammad Shafi,” the SDM added.