Woman Goes Missing From Forests

SRINAGAR: A 42-year-old woman has gone missing from her native forest area in Waderbala of Zachaldara Handwara in frontier north Kashmir’s Kupwara district since last evening.

Fazi Begum, wife of Abdul Majeed Mir, as per her family, had gone to bring back the cattle from the nearby forest area. “She hasn’t returned since,” news agency GNS quoted the family members as having said.

Perturbed over her mysterious disappearance, the family informed the police following which the latter alongside the army’s 21 RR and locals launched a search operation in the forest area to trace the woman. The searches were however yet to fructify when this report was being filed.

Meanwhile, a police official said that widespread searches are being carried out to trace the missing woman. “The army is helping out in the searches by putting into service its sniper dogs”, the official further said.

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