Pak boy’s body handed over to Pakistan authorities in Gurez sector


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Bandipora, July 11 (KNO) : A day after Pakistan refused to take dead body of seven-year-old boy whose body was recovered from Kishanganga River near Achoora Sindiyal area of Gurez Valley, the authorities here on Thursday afternoon handed over the dead body of deceased to Pakistan authorities via Chorwan Border in Gurez sector of Bandipora district.

Abid Ahmad Sheikh of Minimarg Astoor area of Gilgit Balochistan of Pakistan Administered Kashmir’s body was recovered from Kishanganga River. Sources said that he had gone missing while travelling to School and was slipped to death in a tributary of Kishanganga River.

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A senior police official told KNO that the dead body of Abid Ahmad Sheikh, son of Nazir Ahmad Sheikh was handed over to Pakistan authorities at Chrowan border point along the Indo-Pak border in Gurez area in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Earlier on Tuesday, a video message was accessed by KNO wherein the family of the deceased appealed the Prime Minister Imran Khan to help them in bringing the body of their son back to home.

Speaking to KNO over phone, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Bandipora Rahul Malik confirmed about the handing over of the body, stating that, the body has been handed over to Pakistani authorities at around 01: 30 PM at Dudgai post Chrowan in Gurez.

Earlier he said “there was no issue from our side as we did Post mortem of body yesterday.” He said Pak Army refused to take the body despite repeated attempts from the authorities here.

Pertinently, Kishenganga River flows from Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan Administered Kashmir where it is known as Neelum River.(KNO)


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