Minor female student slips to death in Baramulla

BARAMULLA — A minor girl died after slipping into an irrigation canal in Perniya area of Boniyar in Baramulla district in North Kashmir on Saturday.

Quoting an official, news agency KNO reported that the girl was waiting for school bus along Lower Jhelum Hydroelectric Power Project (LJHP) canal when she slipped and fell into the canal.

The official, as per the report said that soon after the incident, a search operation was launched and body of the girl was retrieved.

The deceased minor girl has been identified as Rukaya Bashir, daughter of Bashir Ahmad Ganaie resident of Nowpora Jagir. She was a student of Class 9th.

The body was handed over to her family after medico legal formalities were completed.

Tehsildar Boniyar, Vikramjeet Singh as per KNO said fencing would be carried out along the LJHP, especially at accident prone sites soon. He said that he will write to the higher ups for an SDRF team for Boniyar so that people may not face any difficulties during such incidents.