Washed Down To Pakistan, Surankote Boy Is Home For Burial

SRINAGAR: Body of a 17-year-old was handed over by Pakistan army to their India counterparts at Chakan-Da-Bagh Crossing Point along the Line of Control in Poonch district on Saturday.

Zaffer Ahmed of Kali in Poonch district

The teenager, Zaffer Ahmed son of Mushtaq Ahmed of Kali in Poonch district had drowned and his body washed away in Kalai river on July 31.

Quoting official sources news agency GNS reported that the gate opened at Chakan-Da-Bagh Crossing Point at 1354 hours, and Pakistani army officials handed over the body for the last rites by his family.

From Indian side, Major Aditya 3/3 GR, Akhtar Abbass, Naib Tehsildar Ajote, Dr Harpreet Singh PHC Ajote and PSI Davinder Singh of PP Khari were present while those from Pakistan include Capt. Shabir 41 Balooch Pak Army and Assistant Commissioner Hajira Waled Hajira and Dr Liaqat, SHO Hajira Umair, they said. LoC gate at Chakan-Da-Bagh closed at 1400 hours, they added.

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