Body of drowned boy handed over to Pak: Army

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 7/12/2019 11:15:16 AM

SRINAGAR, July 11: Army today handed over the body of an eight-year-old of PAK boy whose body was fished out of Kishenganga river in Gurez valley of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, a statement said.
It said that on July 9, a body was recovered from the Burzil Nala close to the line of control near Acchura village.
“The Indian Army responded immediately and were able to establish the identity of the young boy through the civil administration as a seven-year-old Abid Ahmad Sheikh, a resident of Minimarg across the Line of Control in the Gilgit region,” said the statement.
The statement said as per the reports on social media, young Abid was missing since July 8 and people suspected that he could have slipped into the Burzil Nala.
“In accordance with its ethos and as a humanitarian gesture the Indian Army established contact with the Pakistan Army on hotline and also convinced the civil administration to delay the last rites,” it said.
The statement added that the local religious head and village elders were taken in confidence to support the noble gesture of handing over the mortal remains to the family of the deceased boy at the earliest.
“The locals also offered prayers for the departed at the Dawar Mosque,” said the statement.



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