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Body of Elderly Man Recovered in Suspicious Condition in Central Kashmir

A body of an elderly man was recovered in a suspicious condition in the Wadder Batpora area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district. The discovery was made late on Friday evening, causing concern among the local residents.

An official from the police department told the news agency Kashmir Scroll that the deceased has been identified as Ghulam Rasool Bhat, aged about 65 years. Bhat was the son of Ali Mohammad Bhat and a resident of Haproo in the Chararsharief area.

The body was found in suspicious circumstances, prompting the police to initiate proceedings under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). This section pertains to cases where the cause of death is unclear and mandates an inquiry and investigation.

The police have started an investigation to determine the cause of death and to uncover any potential foul play. They are collecting evidence and speaking to locals to piece together the events leading to Bhat’s demise.

The recovery of the body has raised alarm in the community, with residents eagerly awaiting the results of the investigation. The area where the body was found has been cordoned off by the police to prevent tampering with potential evidence.

Authorities have urged the public to come forward with any information that might help in the investigation. They have assured the community that they are committed to uncovering the truth behind Bhat’s death.

This incident has added to the growing concerns about safety in the region, prompting calls for increased security measures. The police have responded by increasing patrols and ensuring a more visible presence in the area.

As the investigation continues, the family of Ghulam Rasool Bhat is seeking answers and justice for their loss. The community remains on edge, hoping for a swift and thorough resolution to the case.

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