Jalandhar youth drowned at Kangra

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Kangra, Jun 30 (UNI) A 24 year-old youth was washed away and feared dead in Banner Khud in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh today, police sources said.

Kangra District Police Chief Dr Atul Fulzale said the youth was identified as Deepak Sharma of Jalandhar city.

A group of six youths on three motorbikes were on their way back to Jalandhar after a two-day stay at Bagsunag and Dharamskot near Dharamshala, when the incident occurred.

The SP said on way back the six friends had some drinks in the outskirts of this temple town on the bank of Banner Khad and started having a bath in the Banner khad.

Deepak moved towards the fast currents of the waters of the river despite warnings by some locals and his friends and he was washed away in the fast flowing water of the river Banner, he said.

He said the body could not be recovered till filing of this report, however, a police party headed by SHO Kangra Surender Sharma and DSP O P Jamwal with the help of the local divers were trying to trace the body at Sagam of Banner and Manjee rivers.

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