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Minor girl drowns to death in North Kashmir

A tragic incident unfolded in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday, as a minor girl drowned in the River Mawar in the Nowgam Handwara area. The incident has left the local community in shock and mourning.

According to an official statement to the news agency Wattandaily, the young victim has been identified as the daughter of Shafeeq Khan, who is the son of Barkat Khan. The family resides in Khetan Nowgam Handwara, a close-knit community now grappling with this heartbreaking loss.

The official reported that the tragic event occurred when the girl accidentally fell into the River Mawar. Despite the swift response from the locals, the efforts to rescue her were in vain. Her body was eventually retrieved from the river, marking a devastating end to the search.

The news of the drowning spread quickly through the area, drawing the attention of both residents and local authorities. The police have since taken cognizance of the incident and have begun an investigation to ascertain the circumstances leading to the tragic event.

The community of Nowgam Handwara has been deeply affected by the incident. Neighbors and friends have gathered to offer their condolences and support to the grieving family. The sense of loss is palpable, as everyone in the village knew the young girl and her family.

Local authorities have urged the public to exercise caution, especially around water bodies, to prevent such tragic accidents in the future. They highlighted the importance of constant supervision of children near rivers and streams, particularly during the summer months when these areas are frequented more often.

As the investigation continues, more details are expected to emerge about the circumstances surrounding the drowning. The community remains united in their grief, hoping for clarity and solace in the days ahead.

This incident serves as a somber reminder of the fragile nature of life and the unforeseen tragedies that can strike at any moment. The thoughts and prayers of many are with Shafeeq Khan and his family as they navigate through this unimaginable loss.

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