Srinagar: Authorities on Saturday evening handed over the body of a Langate militant Muzaffar Ahmad Mir to his family.
Mir was killed during a gunfight with the government forces in Rafiabad forests on August 9.
Earlier a DNA test was conducted which revealed that Mir belonged to the family who claimed him as their son.
Meanwhile, thousands of people assembled in the village of slain Mir where people have finalized all the arrangements for his burial.
Mir’s body was exhumed at 6 PM and was later taken to his ancestral village. Thousands of people marched carrying the body to the graveyard amid massive pro-freedom sloganeering.
All the five militants killed in the gunfight were buried at Hamam in Rafiabad forests.
Mir had left his home on August 5 but did not return. A formal missing report was filed by the family members in the nearest police station.
Meanwhile, the authorities have suspended the internet service in the Handwara area as the last report came in.