Budgam: The body of a missing soldier from Central Kashmir’s Budgam district was found at Labren village of the district, police said on Thursday.
Sameer Ahmed Malla, son of Muhammad Yaqoob Malla of Lokripora, a Territorial Army soldier was posted in Jammu and had come to his home on leave. His wife Rifat had delivered her second baby last week only.
Malla had left his house on March 7 and didn’t return. His wife and parents had appealed all to allow Sameer return home for the sake of his two sons—a three-year-old and the newborn. However, on Thursday, a pall of gloom descended on his family when Sameer’s body was spotted at Labren-Dalwesh village of Khag area of the district.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar said that the body of soldier Sameer was found. “There was no mark of firearm injury on his body. Investigation is going on. We are looking to both aspects, militancy-angle and murder,” he said.