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Father of 4 children found dead mysteriously in Sopore village Locals, relatives allege murder; FIR registered, case almost solved, will share details accordingly: Police

Sopore, Dec 02: A man in his 40’s was found dead under mysterious conditions at Zaloora village in Sopore in north Kashmir while his relatives and neighbours alleged the murder, urging the authorities to investigate the matter.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that on Friday morning, the family of Reyaz Ahmed Mir (48) of Zaloora village falling under the jurisdiction of Police Station Bomai filed a missing report as Riyaz, according to them, had gone missing.

A police party searched for him following which his body was found under mysterious circumstances near his house, the official said, adding that the body was taken to the Sub District Hospital Sopore for the necessary medical procedures. Later, it was handed over to the family for conducting last rites, officials said.

Reyaz’s dead body was recovered from a small water-filled trench, they said.

However, relatives of Mir said Riyaz went out of his house at around 12 O’clock, while they tried hard to search for him but he couldn’t be traced.

The relatives as well as the locals at his residence claimed that Reyaz, a father of four children– three daughters and a son was so humble, pious and religious.

“Riyaz would have never taken the extreme step (Suicide). It seems like a case of murder, which needs to be investigated thoroughly,” they said.

“Despite his family tensions (Altercations with her wife), Reyaz was very much concerned about his daughters, a son and would go to any extent for their safety and concerns. He was a pious, religious man, whenever he used to give Adhan (call for a prayer) the neighbours used to cry,” the wailing neighbours said.

The locals, however, stated that Riyaz was attacked by his in-laws a few days ago. They were having family issues, they said.

The matter should be investigated and involved must be taken to task, they added.

“There were visible marks on his neck as well,” they alleged.

The wailing relatives as well as neighbours of Reyaz urged the Deputy Commissioner Baramulla and SSP Sopore to personally intervene into the matter and take strict action against the involved persons.

Meanwhile, an official from the Police department told KNO that a case in this regard has been registered and investigations have been taken up.

Officials said that they are close to cracking the case. The details will be shared later, he added—(KNO)

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