KULGAM — A 24-year-old youth on Sunday died after he jumped into Aharbal waterfall in Kulgam district.
Official sources said that the youth (name withheld), a resident of Sanigam village of the district appeared near Aharbal waterfall on Sunday afternoon and jumped into it.
“Rescuers immediately swung into the action but couldn’t save his life,” they said.
Notably, there has been a surge in suicide cases in Kashmir in the recent months, especially during the second wave of COVID-19.
Experts list economic distress, drug abuse and frequent domestic violence as the main reason for the rise in suicide cases.