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Indian suicide victim’s body carried by Chenab river to Pakistan, handed back

Pakistani rangers recovered the body on Saturday and handed it over to BSF.

india Updated: Dec 10, 2017 18:08 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Jammu
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Pakistani Rangers in Lahore on October 27, 2017. (AFP File Photo)

The body of a 34-year-old man, who jumped into Chenab river last month, was recovered by Pakistani rangers and handed over to the Border Security Force (BSF) in Suchetgarh sector here, a police official said on Sunday.

Kulwinder Singh, resident of Sanjay Nagar locality, had allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the river at the Akhnoor bridge on November 25, he said.

Despite hectic efforts his body could not be recovered and Pakistani authorities were alerted about the possibility it being carried by water current to other side of the international border.

Pakistani rangers recovered the body on Saturday and handed it over to BSF in Suchetgarh sector, the official said.

A police team from Gharota police station recovered the body from BSF and handed it over to the family for last rites, he added.

First Published: Dec 10, 2017 17:19 IST