Poonch July 3: The body of a minor girl, who drowned in Bedar stream in Mandi area of Poonch district three days ago was recovered in Jaliyan area on Saturday, officials said.
As per the officials, 12-year-old Aasiya Banu, daughter of Mohammad Shareef, a resident of Bedar Mandi, drowned into the stream on Wednesday while she was washing clothes.
Soon after the mishap, a joint team of Police, army and locals launched a search operation to rescue the girl, but could not locate her.
The girl's body was recovered in Jaliyan area, a km downstream from the spot of drowning, officials told Greater Kashmir.
They said the girl's body was retrieved by locals along with police this afternoon.