Budgam- Minor Girl Drowns to Death As Officials Remain in Slumber over Bridge Construction

July 28

Faisal Bashir

In a tragic incident, second in last three months, a 7-year-old girl drowned in nallah Sukhnag of Beerwah area of Budgam district on Saturday evening.

Sources told The Kashmiriyat that that the girl identified as Muskan Jan daughter of Bilal Ahmad Lone of Latina in Beerwah, slipped into the nallah while crossing a makeshift bridge over it.

After persistent efforts by locals the body was fished out near Larbal village of the district.

Meanwhile locals of the area alleged that the administration is playing with their lives.

According to the locals, they have over the time approached district administration on several occasions for construction of a concrete bridge over the Nallah but to their dismay nothing has been done yet.

“They are playing with our lives as this is second incident in the last three months and who knows what is in store for us, ” a resident told The Kashmiriyat while urging the Governor-led administration to intervene into the matter.