Mother, 2 Minor Daughters Found Dead In North Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A woman and her two minor daughters died purportedly owing to asphyxiation in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district overnight, officials said on Sunday.

They said that the trio—Shameema Begum (43) wife of Abdul Majeed Ganie and their daughters— Nighat Bano (13) and Tabasum Bano (9)—were found dead at their house in Lari Boniyar.

SSP Baramulla while confirming the incident told news agency GNS that a case has been registered and investigations are underway to ascertain the cause of the death. “Apparently the deaths have occurred owing to suffocation due to Bukhari (wood burning heater/stove) but further investigations are underway,” the police officer added.

Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo told GNS that a police team has reached the spot and are investigating the matter. “Local SDM and other officials are also on way,” he said, adding, “FSL team is also on way to scene of crime while as inquest proceedings initiated. Bodies have been taken to PHC Boniyar for autopsy.”

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