Mukerian: A youngster drowned in the Beas river at village Naushehra Pattan while he was catching fish sitting on the bank of the river on Sunday. His friends firstly tried to save him but when they failed, they returned back to their homes and did not inform about the incident to anyone.
The family members of Manjit began searching for Manjit, Sunday evening and informed the police at about 11 pm, when they failed to find him. Police investigated thoroughly and got to know that Manjit has drowned into the Beas river.
SHO Prem Kumar informed that that the Mukerian police launched the search operation with the help of the divers at about 9 am and took out the dead body at about 5 pm today. The deceased youngster has been identified as Manjit (13) r/o Kolian. He was a student of class 7 at the Government School Kolian.
The dead body was sent to Civil Hospital Mukerian for postmortem.
Notably, Manjit’s father died a few years ago. He is survived by his mother, who used to make the both ends meet by doing labour jobs.