Farmer swept away in Ravi, body in Pak

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A 53-year-old farmer from a border village in the district died after he fell into the Ravi on Tuesday and swept away towards Pakistan.Hailing from Ghonewal village in Ajnala, Balwinder Singh had apparently gone to take a round of his fields but accidentally fell into the river.

The BSF instantly shared information with their counterparts across the border. In the afternoon, the Satluj Rangers said an identical body had been recovered and asked for a close relative to identify it.

It was mutually agreed upon by the security forces of both sides to hand over the body tomorrow through the Attari-Wagah checkpoint.

The spot where the incident occurred is around 3-km upstream where the river enters Pakistan. Some eyewitnesses later told the police that they had seen Balwinder Singh being swept away in the river towards the Pakistan side.