Local boys saved an old man after he jumped into the river Jehlum near Nawakadal area of Srinagar.
Official sources told news agency Kashmir News Trust that a 70-year-old man in a bid to end his life jumped into the river on Friday evening. However, the local boys swung into action and retrieved the man alive from the river.
He was shifted to SMHS Hospital Srinagar where his condition is stated to be critical.
A doctor at SMHS Hospital identified the old man as Muhammad Amin, a resident of Kawadara Srinagar.
Police have registered a case and started an investigation. (KNT)