A 55-year-old-man was drowned after his Shikara capsized in river Jhelum near Fateh Kadal footbridge in Shaher-e-Khaas here on Wednesday.
SP North city Sajjad Khaliq Bhat said the incident occurred near Fateh Kadal footbridge.
"The shikara was tied with a motor boat with tourists on board, however it suddenly capsized near the footbridge. Soon after the incident, police launched operation to retrieve the body," the SP said.
Police identified the deceased as Ghulam Muhammad Guroo son of Abdul Samad Guroo of Rajbagh. The body is yet to be retrieved.