Body of youth recovered 37 days after bear attack in Ganderbal

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The body of a youth, who was missing after bear attack in Naranag area 37 days ago, was on Wednesday recovered in Trangail area of Ganderbal district.

An official told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the youth identified as Javid Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Nabi Mir of Wangath Kangan was missing since 2 May after he along with his two friends were attacked by a bear in Trangail area.

He said that on 2 May Javid along with his two friends had gone for fishing at Domail when they were attacked by a bear. “Two among them had managed to escape from the spot while one among them went missing since then.”

However, police said his body was found almost eight kilometers far from the spot where the bear attacked them.

Police said that after completing all the legal and medical formalities, the body of the deceased will be handed over to his relatives for last rites.

Meanwhile, they said that two of his friends, who were accompanying him, have been detained for questioning—(KNO)

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