Missing Govt Teacher Found Dead In Bandipora


BANDIPORA — Body of a Government teacher, who was missing from one week, was found in his native district in north Kashmir’s Bandipora on Monday.

The 29-year-old Mushtaq Ahmad Lone of Sheikhpora Mantrigam was found dead by locals at Laharwalpora near Walur Lake after which police was informed and his body recovered.

Mushtaq’s family had been trying to find him for several days before filing a missing report with police.

As per the family, Mushtaq left from his home on May 13 to attend his duty at Chuntimulla where he is posted as a teacher in government higher secondary school. 

Since then family had been searching for him at every possible but no avail, his brother Manzoor Ahmad said.

Manzoor said that according to the headmaster of the school they were together till they reached Bandipora main market on May 13 but when they called Mushtaq by the evening his phone was switched off.

He said that when they failed to trace him they lodged a missing report at police station Pethkoot to seek his whereabouts.

Confirming the incident, SSP Bandipora Rahul Malik said that an FSL team was rushed to the spot for medical examination.

“The medical team has been constituted for post-mortem including experts from GMC Srinagar in the presence of Magistrate,” he said.

Proper photography and videography is being done of entire proceedings. Rest all other medico legal formalities of the deceased are being done, he said.

We are awaiting FSL and medical report to come to ascertain the actual cause of death, he said.

 “An enquiry under 174 CrPc has been initiated and further investigations have been taken up,” the officer added.

Pertinently, the family members and neighbors held a protest demonstration on May 18 and had urged administration for help in tracing their missing kin.

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