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Body of jawan recovered from Chenab in Jammu

Mandeep Singh, from Punjab, drowned in the river at Doomi in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district on January 8, police said.

india Updated: Jan 31, 2018 15:26 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Jammu

The body of an Army jawan, who had gone missing after being washed away by the Chenab during an exercise earlier this month, has been recovered from the river in a border area of Jammu district, police said on Wednesday.

Mandeep Singh, from Punjab, drowned in the river at Doomi in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district on January 8, they said.

The jawan was undergoing training with a few Army personnel at the school in Doomi when he reportedly drowned.

The body was recovered in Pargwal area on Tuesday.

It has been handed over to the Army after a post-mortem examination at a hospital in Akhnoor, the police said.

First Published: Jan 31, 2018 15:26 IST