CRPF jawan dies in landslide near cave shrine of Vaishnodevi

, 5:39 PM IST

Jammu: A CRPF jawan died in a landslide near the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as Head Constable Harvinder Singh of Hoshiyarpur, Punjab, police said.

The landslide occurred near Gate No 3 at the cave shrine where the jawan was stationed, they said, adding he died after being crushed by a huge rock.

The body was recovered after drilling the rock, police said.

The Yatra was restored after a brief halt, they added.