Kashmiri man found dead in Punjab, family alleges murder

Srinagar: A day after he went missing, a 35-year-old man from north Kashmir’s Handwara was on Friday found dead under ‘mysterious circumstances’ in Firozpur area of Punjab while his family here alleged that he was murdered.

The man identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, son of Habibullah Mir, was found dead under mysterious circumstances this morning in Firozpur area of Punjab.

The deceased was selling shawls in Firozpur for the last many years.

“Yesterday afternoon he went to receive the payment from his customers but didn’t return back following which a missing report was filled by his partners,” the family members of the deceased told news agency Kashmir News Observer.

Meanwhile, family members of the deceased alleged that Mushtaq was murdered and demanded justice and action against “culprits” involved in the crime.

“He had been going to Punjab for the last ten years and was earning his living there and yesterday at 8 PM we found out that he was missing while his phone was switched off which made us even more worried,” the family members said.

They further said that this morning they came to know that his body was found in a field. “He was killed there. We just want justice. We request the government to conduct a thorough investigation, ” Qyoom Ahmad, a family member, said.

Meanwhile, Peoples Conference chairman, Sajad Lone also demanded justice for the family.

“Mushtaq A Mir of Sirajpora Handwara, Kashmir was found dead in Ferozpore Punjab. The family believes he was murdered, strangulated or hanged to death. Request @DGPPunjabPolice to please ensure that justice prevails.  @CMOPb @CHARANJITCHANNI, ” the PC chief tweeted.


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