Man’s Body Retrieved from River After 23 Days

SRINAGAR: Body of a 67-year-old man was found and retrieved from a river after remaining elusive to his family since March 5, officials said.

They said that semi-decomposed body of one Mohammad Shaban Sofi son of Mohammad Shukoor, resident of Arampora Drugmulla was sighted by passersby from a river at Braripora Handwara. Soon after a police team reached the spot and took the body to DH Handwara for medico-legal formalities.

Confirming the retrieval of the body, a police official said that the person has been missing from his home since March 5. “We have taken the body to DH Handwara for medico-legal formalities to ascertain the nature of the death”, he said. (GNS)


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