Updated: Jul 15
Popular Punjabi sufi singer Manmeet Singh's body was found in a water body in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district according to the officials. Manmeet Singh’s body was recovered from a high-altitude water body located in Kangra district, police said.
Singh, who was holidaying at Shahpur near Dharamshala along with his brother and friends, died after he reportedly slipped into Kareri lake, a high-altitude water body located in Kangra district. His body has been recovered from the lake, senior superintendent of police (Kangra) Vimukt Ranjan said.
When torrential rains and flash floods hit Dharamshala and its adjoining tourist spots, officials believe that Singh must have tried to run for cover but slipped and fell into Kareri lake. According to the police, Manmeet Singh must have separated from his friends while trying to run for cover. He was reported missing on Monday after his friends informed the police, following which a search operation began.
Heavy rain has lashed Mcleodganj and nearby areas at a time when tourists from different parts of the country have thronged the hill station. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to Mr Thakur and taken stock of the situation arising due to the floods in several districts of the state and assured him all possible help from the Centre. He also conveyed to him that National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are reaching the affected areas for rescue and relief work.