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Man Found Dead in Orchard Shed in North Kashmir

Srinagar, June 25 (WD) – In a tragic incident, a man was discovered dead in an orchard shed in the North Kashmir district of Baramulla on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Ab Rashid Sheikh, aged 36, a resident of Brass Arizal Budgam.

According to officials, Sheikh had been residing in an orchard in Diver, Baramulla, where he was employed as a caretaker. His lifeless body was found inside the chowkidar shed, a structure typically used by caretakers for shelter and storage.

Local authorities were alerted to the situation by nearby residents who had not seen Sheikh for several hours. Upon arrival, officials confirmed his death and secured the area to begin their preliminary investigation.

The Baramulla police have taken cognizance of the incident and have launched a thorough investigation to determine the circumstances leading to Sheikh’s untimely death. Initial reports indicate no signs of external injury, but authorities are not ruling out any possibilities at this stage.

Sheikh’s family has been informed of his demise, and they are understandably devastated. Friends and relatives described him as a hardworking and dedicated individual who had been employed as a caretaker for several years.

As the investigation progresses, police are expected to conduct a post-mortem examination to ascertain the exact cause of death. The results of this examination will be crucial in understanding whether foul play was involved or if his death was due to natural causes or an accident.

The news of Sheikh’s death has sent shockwaves through the local community in Baramulla and his hometown of Brass Arizal Budgam. Community leaders and residents have expressed their condolences to the grieving family and are calling for a swift and transparent investigation.

In the wake of this tragic incident, there is a heightened sense of urgency among the authorities to ensure the safety and well-being of caretakers and other workers in remote areas. The investigation remains ongoing, and further details are expected to emerge in the coming days.

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