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Exhumed body handed over to Pak Army along LoC

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Jammu, Feb 13:  The body of a man from Pakistan-administered- Kashmir, who died while trying to sneak into this side six months ago, was exhumed and handed over to the Pakistan Army at the LoC in Poonch district on Wednesday, officials said.

The body of 34-year-old Mohamamad Arshad, a resident of Kotli Gujajran area of PaK, was exhumed from a graveyard at Mohra Kampala in Noushera sector of Rajouri district on the orders of DM Mohamamd Aijaz Asad, the officials said.

They said Ahmad was found dead near the LoC at Sair-Jhanger in Laam sector on July 23 last year and was subsequently buried at the graveyard after his identity could not be established.

He died reportedly due to electrocution when trying to sneak through wires into this side.

District magistrate Asad ordered that the body be exhumed after the Indian Army, on humanitarian gesture, forwarded a request by their Pakistani counterparts for handing over the body to his family across the LoC, the officials said.

They said the body was exhumed in presence of senior police and civil officers from the graveyard on Tuesday and handed over to the Army to be sent to his family, the officials said.

On Wednesday, at 4.15 pm, the body of the deceased was handed over to the Pakistan Army at Chakan-da-Bagh cross-LoC point in Poonch district, they said.

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