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Punjab farmer swept away to Pak; body found 

Amritsar, September 26

A 53-year-old farmer from a border village in this district died after he accidentally fell into the Ravi on Tuesday and swept away towards Pakistan. Pakistan Rangers informed BSF that his body has been recovered. 

Local MP Gurjeet Aujla is on way to receive the body.

Hailing from Ghonewal village in Ajnala, Balwinder Singh had gone to take a round of his fields to gauge the situation in the wake of water overflowing from the Ravi and accidentally fell into the river. 

The spot where the incident occurred is about 3 km upstream from where the river enters Pakistan.

A missing report was registered with the Ramdas police station. Owing to heavy rain, the water current was swift. Some eyewitnesses later told the police that they had spotted him getting swept away in the river towards the Pakistan side.

The BSF had shared the information details with the Pakistan Rangers.

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