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Body of elderly man found in Handwara forest

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Srinagar : Body of a 70-year -old man was found inside a forest on Wednesday, two days after he went missing in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Reports said that the family of the septuagenarian had been searching for him from the last two days and their search culminated in recovering his body from Waisa forest village which falls nearby their residence.

Apparently, the man had been attacked by a bear but postmortem is being done to confirm it, they said.

“Today morning when his family members went to search him they found his body lying in the forest. He had been apparently killed by a bear,” a police official said, adding “the body has been sent for postmortem”.
The deceased has been identified as Abdul Kabir Mir son of Mohammad Anwar Mir, a resident of Waisa Banpora Village.

Station House Officer villgam Mohammad Sulaiman told that body was recovered by a police team from the spot and taken for postmortem. “We will see how he died,” he added. (GNS)

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