Kangan: A young man who had gone missing on Thursday morning in Wangat area Kangan in Ganderbal district was found dead in a nearby forest area, police said on Friday.
Police said 32-year-old Zakir Ahmad Sheikh son of Abdul Rashid Sheikh had gone to the nearby forest on Thursday morning to collect firewood but didn’t return home.
The family members and locals started a search and his body was found in a deep gorge in the forest.
A senior police official told Kashmir Reader that Zakir might have slipped to death in the forest.
“We have recorded statement of the locals and family members of the deceased and started investigation,” he adding the body was handed over to his relatives after legal formalities.