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Elderly woman drowns in pond at Kupwara

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Kupwara: A 66-year-old woman drowned in a pond (a small water body) adjacent to the famous shrine of Ziyarat Hazrat Muqami Shahwali (RA) here, reports and officials said on Monday.

They said that the woman identified as Saba Begum (66) wife of late Molvi Ghulam Mohammad Pirzada fell into the water body at around 4 a.m. while performing ablutions. Locals said that people visit the shrine early, more so on Mondays and Thursdays, for prayers.

Confirming it, a police official said that the body of the woman was later retrieved and handed over to family for last rites. (GNS)

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