Police recovers body of kidnapped Sarpanch in Baramulla

Mir was abducted by six gunmen from his residence in Tarzoo area of Sopore town at around 9 pm.

By: Press Trust of India | Srinagar | Published: December 13, 2014 7:19:16 pm

The body of a sarpanch, who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen last night, was found in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on September 13.

Body of Ghulam Mohammad Mir (62) was recovered from a field in Shalabugh area of Sopore town, police said.

Mir was abducted by six gunmen from his residence in Tarzoo area of Sopore town at around 9 PM on December 12 night, a police
official said.

Mir’s family lodged a complaint with police following which a search operation was launched.

The kidnapping cane three days after Sopore Assembly segment went to polls in the third phase.

The apple town, hitherto known as separatist stronghold, saw a turnout of 30 percent, which was 10 per cent higher than 2008 assembly elections.

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