Man found dead in Bla, family stages protest

Baramulla: The body of a 38-year-old man was found under mysterious circumstances in Khawaja Bagh area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday.

Officials said that the body of the man, identified as Bilal Ahmad Pandit, was retrieved from river Jhelum in Khawaja Bagh locality in the afternoon.

They said that the body has been taken to a hospital for post-mortem to ascertain the actual cause of death.

Meanwhile, family members of the deceased held a protest demonstration, alleging that Bilal was murdered and thrown into river Jhelum during night hours.

They demanded justice and action against “culprits” involved in the crime.

Meanwhile, an official said that Baramulla police have taken cognisance of the matter and have registered a case in this regard.

He said that further investigation has also been taken up. (KNO)

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