Ganderbal Gunfight: Sopore Family Claims Body 


SRINAGAR – Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday said that DNA samples of two slain “militants” will be taken while as a family from Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district claimed the one of the slain was their son.

According to a local news agency, DNA of two slain claimed to have been killed in the woods of Ganderbal will be taken and if tests of any of the two slain militants matches with the family members who have claimed that one of the killed militant was their son, the body would be handed over to them without any delay.

“Yes, one claim from a family hailing from Sopore has been received by us. They have claimed that one of the slain militant was their son. So we have decided to go for DNA mapping of both the slain militants,” an unnamed top police officer was quoted as saying by the news agency.

He said that a family from Sopore approached the police station Ganderbal some days back and claimed that their son who had crossed over to Pakistan in April 2018 and they believe one of the slain killed in Ganderbal gunfight was their son. “So we have decided to take DNA samples of both the slain militants to prevent more than one exhumation,” he said.

As per police, the family had claimed that their son, Kamar-Ud-Din, had left for Nepal from his home in April 2018. But he went to Pakistan and was listed by security forces as C-category militant. According to his family, he had travelled to Pakistan through Wagah border on a valid passport.


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