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37-Year-Old Man Found Dead in South Kashmir

Anantnag, July 4 (WD): The body of a 37-year-old man was found along a nallah in the Donipawa area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district this afternoon, an official reported. The discovery has sent shockwaves through the local community.

According to the official, the deceased has been identified as Abdul Hameed Sheikh, son of Abdul Samad, a resident of Donipawa. Sheikh was a laborer in the area, and his body was found near the nallah Arpath.

The police quickly responded to the scene, recovering Sheikh’s body and transporting it to GMC Anantnag for further examination. The circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear, prompting an investigation by local authorities.

A police official confirmed to Wattan daily that the body will be handed over to Sheikh’s family for last rites after the completion of necessary medico-legal formalities. The police are conducting a thorough investigation to determine the cause of death and any potential foul play.

The discovery of Sheikh’s body has deeply affected the residents of Donipawa, with many expressing their condolences to his family. Friends and neighbors described him as a hardworking individual, and his sudden death has left them in mourning.

Local authorities have urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward to assist with the investigation. They emphasized the importance of community cooperation in such cases to ensure justice and clarity.

The incident highlights the often-overlooked dangers faced by laborers working in and around natural water bodies. Authorities are calling for increased safety measures and awareness to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

As the investigation continues, Sheikh’s family prepares to perform his last rites, hoping for answers and closure regarding his untimely demise. The community remains supportive, offering their prayers and solidarity during this difficult time.

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