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Vaishno Devi pilgrim dies due to cardiac arrest in Katra

A Vaishno Devi-bound pilgrim died allegedly due to cardiac arrest near Bhairon temple in Katra town of Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday.

india Updated: Dec 13, 2015 18:54 IST
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A Vaishno Devi-bound pilgrim died allegedly due to cardiac arrest near Bhairon temple in Katra town of Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday.

The incident occurred on Saturday when Rajeev Bhatia (40), a resident of Karnal in Haryana, fell unconscious near Bhairon temple from where he was shifted to a dispensary, a police officer said.

The doctors at the dispensary declared Bhatia as brought dead, the officer said further.

After completing all the legal and medical formalities, the body was handed over to his relatives who had come with him for the pilgrimage, he said.

First Published: Dec 13, 2015 18:51 IST