Srinagar: Body of a 33-year-old man was recovered at Cherkoot forest area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday, a fortnight after he went missing from his residence, officials said.

The man, identified as Javaid Ahmad Mir, son of Mohammad Dilawar Mir of Izgund Khumriyal Kupwara had left his residence on January 15 and did not return to his home since then.

A manhunt was launched soon even as a missing report was filed with the concerned police station on January 19, but he could not be traced until his body was found near Cherkoot, a forest area this morning, officials said.

Meanwhile, a local wire agency KNO, has reported the boy was “mentally unsound”.

As the last reports came in, the body was brought to the Sub District Hospital (SDH), Sogam for medical-legal formalities.   

“Proceeding under section 174 CrPc has been initiated and the probe is underway,” said a police officer.


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