Body of a 20-year-old youth was recovered on Tuesday from river Jehlum in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said.
They said the body of a shepherd, identified as Nazir Ahmad Cheechi, a resident of Panaar Bandipora was seen floating in the water by locals at Seer Jagir area in river Jehlum. The locals retrieved the body and informed thepolice, the sources said.
Cheechi drowned a week ago when he slipped and fell in the river at Bandipora. A rescue operation was launched but the body was not found, the sources added. The body was later handed over to the relatives for last rites, the sources said.