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Body of army trooper recovered from Chenab

The body of an Army trooper, who had gone missing after being washed away by the Chenab during an exercise earlier this month, has been recovered from the river in a border area of Jammu district, police said today.

Mandeep Singh, from Punjab, drowned in the river at Doomi in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district on January 08, they said.

The trooper was undergoing training with a few Army personnel at the school in Doomi when he reportedly drowned.

The body was recovered in Pargwal area yesterday.

It has been handed over to the Army after a post-mortem examination at a hospital in Akhnoor, the police said.

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