48-year-old woman's body found in J&K's Poonch

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A 48-year-old woman’s body was recovered from Boniketh Surankote area of Poonch district in Jammu division on Sunday.  

Official sources identified the deceased as Hajra Begum, wife of Abdul Hamid, a local. 

Police said initial reports suggest that she was trying to cross river near Boniketh from a small bridge and died after falling into the water body from the bridge. 

Locals however alleged that the death was “mysterious” and demanded a probe into it.  

Deputy SP Surankote, Abdul Khalid confirmed the woman’s death to GNS and said that inquest proceedings under 174 CrpC have been initiated.