An elderly man allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the Jhelum in Anantnag district of Kashmir on Tuesday.

Police said Abdul Rehman Wani (63), resident of Kunjikul village in Kulgam district, jumped into the river from Padshahibagh Bridge at Bijbehara, 45 km from here. He drowned and efforts were on to recover his body, the police said, adding that the reason behind the step was not known.