Mysterious death of man shocks villagers


Srinagar: Police on Wednesday recovered a body of a 31-year-old man from forest area of Vilgam in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A police official told news agency GNS that some locals spotted a body at Falmarg forests and immediately informed the concerned police station about the same.

“A police party rushed to the spot soon after receiving information and they recovered the body of the deceased person,” he said. The officer said that the post mortem of the deceased has been conducted and he has been identified as Shabir Ahmad Badana son of Hassandin Badana, a resident of Viloo Uri.

Initial investigations have revealed that the deceased had gone to meet his in-laws in Hatchmarg area of Vilgam, he said, adding that it however could not be immediately known whether he reached there or not.  

“There was no torture marks found over the deceased’s body”, he said, adding that the body has been later handed over to his family for last rites.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered under section 174 CrPc and further investigation has been launched to ascertain the cause of death.

65-year-old shopkeeper hangs self to death

Srinagar: A 65-year-old man died after allegedly committing suicide by hanging himself inside his home in Noorbagh area of north Kashmiri’s Baramulla district on Wednesday.

“Abdul Gaffar Dar, son of Habibullah, a shopkeeper by profession hanged himself inside his home near Noorbagh today,” a police officer told news agency GNS.

His family members after spotting Dar hanging inside the room immediately rushed him the nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, the officer said.

Meanwhile, after conducting all legal formalities, the body of the deceased has been handed over to his family members for last rites, the officer said.

“A case under 174 CrPc has been registered and further investigations have been taken up,” the officer added.

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