Uri: A 12-year-old boy has gone missing from a forest area in Uri of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district with the family suspecting the minor may have been taken away by some wild animal.
Reports said that a boy namely Shahid Ahmed son of Abdul Jabbar Ganai of Trikanjan Boniyar had taken his cattle for grazing earlier in the day. Several hours after the boy didn’t return back, the family grew apprehensive and informed the police which subsequently alongside the locals launched a search operation to locate the missing boy.
A police official said that they received information from the family about the disappearance of their child. “They (family) suspect that the boy may have been taken away by some wild animal”, the official said adding a police team alongside locals is searching for the missing child in and around the specified site.
Notably, the fresh incident comes less than a day after a child was mauled to death in a suspected wild animal attack at Cholan Kalsi Ghati area in the frontier town on Saturday late evening. (GNS)