Kunzer boy goes missing, family stages protest


Baramulla: Scores of residents in Kunzar area of Tangmarg in Baramulla district on Thursday staged a protest against the ‘disappearance’ of a boy reportedly from his house in Mehmoodpora.

However, Police in the late evening claimed to have traced the missing boy from Jammu.

The protestors said that Showkat Ahmad, a 10th standard student, left home in Mehmoodpora village on Wednesday afternoon to get a medical checkup. Showkat, they said was not keeping in good health from the past two days.

However, the boy failed to get back home,” said a protester. He said that the family of the boy has searched for him everywhere, but they could not trace him so far.

The protesters, demanding the whereabouts of the boy later blocked the Srinagar-Gulmarg road.

Meanwhile, a police party arrived on the spot and tried to pacify the protestors. The police also lodged a complaint in this regard and started investigations into the case.

Later in the evening, Police claimed to have traced a boy from Jammu.

Officials said that Pattan Police after receiving the Information about missing of a minor boy had registered an FIR and started an investigation in the case.

Following the registration of the case, a special team was constituted by SHO Pattan Inspector Saleem headed by Sub Inspector.

During the investigation, the special team traced the boy from Jammu and a team has been deputed to Jammu to bring the boy along.

Meanwhile, family members, as well as the locals of the area, hailed the efforts of SDPO and SHO Police Station Pattan for tracing the boy within hours.

Pertinently, a number of ‘missing’ cases have been reported during the last week in various parts of the Valley.

In South Kashmir, a 14-year-old boy identified as Muneez Ahmad Mir, went missing near his home in Awantipora village Tuesday evening.

Muneez’s family alleged ‘kidnapping’ by some unknown persons.

However, Muneez later appeared around his village, police said.

According to police Muneez had left home to skip eight class examination as he was not ready to appear in the exams.

In another such incident in North Kashmir’s Handwara area, two sisters went missing from their home on Monday.

However, police acted swiftly and the duo were traced out by Handwara police within eight hours. Both had left home to meet a ‘friend’ in Jammu.

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