Youth Pursuing MBBS Degree Drowns in Kupwara; Police, Locals Scramble With Limited Logistics


Kupwara, Jul 10 : A 20-year-old youth pursuing his MBBS degree is believed to have drowned in a nallah in Villgam area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, officials said.

They told GNS that at least three boys went untraceable inside a nallah in Punzwa village of Villgam this afternoon while they were bathing in the water source. “It happened that after a certain time, two of the total three waded their way through and came out safely, however one among them hasn’t come out yet, which had led to the speculations that he may have drowned”, they said.

Identifying the youth as Shahid Amin Beigh son of Mohammad Amin Beigh, the officials further said that he has been pursuing his MBBS degree.

It has been in the meantime learnt that the police and locals with bare minimum logistics available are on the site in a bid to rescue the youth, about whom no trace was found on filing of this report. (GNS)

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