Mysterious death of Sopore youth; police says “tried escape, found dead”

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Srinagar : The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday issued a statement regarding an incident in north Kashmir’s Sopore where a youth died mysteriously.

In a statement to media, police said that on 15-09-2020 at about 12:45 hours, one Over Ground Worker namely Irfan Ahmad Dar (Age about 23/24 years) S/O Mohammad Akbar Dar R/O Sidiq-Colony, Sopore was apprehended and two Chinese Hand Grenades were recovered from his possession.

“In this regard, Case FIR No. 257/2020 U/S 18 ULA (P) Act, 7/27 A. Act was registered in Police Station Sopore and investigation taken up. During the course of investigation, a Police Team visited Chairdaji area of Tujjar-Sharief along with OGW for affecting some more recovery on the disclosure of the OGW,” the statement read.

Adding that in the meanwhile, the OGW while taking advantage of darkness and terrain managed to escape regarding which a separate Case FIR No. 71/2020 U/S 224 IPC was registered in Police Station Bomai and during search the body of OGW was found near Stone Quarry of Tujjar-Sharief.

Accordingly the body was taken to the nearby PHC, wherefrom shifted to PCR Kashmir Hospital for fulfilling medical and other legal formalities and final disposal, the police statement said.

“Further investigation is going on.” (GNS)

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