2 minor siblings drown in Tawi River

An 11-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother drowned in Tawi River here on Wednesday, police said.

They said that at around 3 pm, Mohammad Tariq (11) and Mohammad Muddasir (7), sons of Ghulam Hussain of Bathoi, Mahore, Reasi at present Lower Barjalta, Chattha, Satwari, drowned when they were bathing in River Tawi near Barjalta area falling under the jurisdiction of Satwari police station.

As per reports, when the locals saw the minor siblings plummeting down the water, they made a telephonic call to the PCR and accordingly, within minutes, police post Chattha team reached the spot but couldn’t save the children.

At the time of filing of this report, the father of the children had not reached home as he was out due to some engagement.

Police have registered a case under relevant sections of the law and taken up further investigation.