Handwara: Police in north Kashmir’s Handwara area solved the missing case of two sisters within hours by recovering the two siblings from Ramban area of Jammu division.
Notably, two sisters had gone missing from their home in Handwara on Tuesday.
Police said that on 24 October police station Handwara was informed about the missing of two girls Mehvish Mushtaq and Saboora Mushtaq since yesterday afternoon.
“In this regard, a missing report was lodged in police station Handwara and police took speedy action to trace out the missing girls,” police said.
According to the reports, the girls had sold the jewellery of their mother and were planning to travel to outside state to meet a friend.
Police said that two shopkeepers approached the police and informed them about the two girls whose photographs were circulated widely on the internet.
“We took help of media and social media and in between a local jeweler informed us about the girls,” SP Handwara Gulam Jeelani Wani said during a press conference.
“Based on the information, Handwara police started the investigation and after strenuous efforts the girls were recovered from Ramban area,” he added.
Earlier, the locals had suspected it to be a kidnapping case and scores of people protested against the police and administration.
“People thought it as a kidnapping case because of the ransacking in the house. There was something written on the wall too,” SP Handwara said.
After completion of all legal formalities the girls were handed over to their family members.