Missing Charar youth found dead

Missing Charar youth found dead
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Junaid Dar

Charar I sharief: Body of a youth missing from last two weeks was fished out from Yousmarg dam on Tuesday morning.
Sameer Ahmad Dar, 22, a resident of Watkulu, Chrar-e-Sharief was, according to family sources, missing since June 24.
According to the family, Sameer went missing on June 24, when he left for his work in Mehjoor Nagar area. After getting his phone continuously out of reach, the family filed a missing report on June 27.
“We went to the police station when we were not able to contact him and the immediate response from SHO was that he might have joined the militant ranks” Sameer’s uncle told Kashmri Reader.
The family claimed that Sameer had been abducted and murdered by the family of a girl he had an affair with. They also accused police of negligence and of not taking the case seriously.
Sameer’s father, Ghulam Mohammad Dar told Kashmir Reader that family of the girl had beaten his son many times in the past.
The body was brought to the Sub-District Hospital Charar for autopsy.
Demanding justice the family of the youth demanded that the case should be investigated without any political influence.
An angry crowd also raised slogans against a police official, who they alleged, had not shown interest in the case earlier.
Some youth also pelted stones on the policemen present at the hospital, causing damage to windowpanes of the hospital. Police used tear gas shelling to disperse the protestors.
Sub-District Police Officer Charar-i-Sharief, Ali Mohammad Dar told Kashmir Reader that it was not the right time to discuss the case details as the autopsy reports were yet to come.
“We will investigate the case and I assure that the involved persons will be dealt strictly, I will personally look into the case and will try my best to take it to the conclusion as soon as possible,” Dar said.