Vaishno Devi-bound pilgrim dies due to heart attack

A 54-year-old Vaishno Devi-bound pilgrim died apparently after suffering a heart attack in Katra town of Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district today.

Koushal Chand, a resident of Delhi, fell unconscious while taking a bath at Bhawan and was taken to the nearby dispensary by his relatives, a police officer said.

The doctors examining him declared him brought dead and said that the apparent cause of the death seems to be heart attack, the officer said.

The body of the deceased has been shifted to the community health centre in Katra for legal and medical formalities after which it would be handed over to the relatives, he said, adding that a case has been registered.

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