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Minor girl dies of strangulation in Kupwara

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Srinagar: An 8-year-old girl died of strangulation while she was riding a hanging swing at her home in Nowbugh Champora area of Vilgam in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, Monday afternoon.

A police official said that soon after the incident the girl was taken to a nearby hospital but doctors present there declared her brought dead. “Later the girl was taken to District Hopital Handwara for postmortem,” he added.

The deceased has been identified as Anjum Ismail, daughter of Mohammad Ismail Mughal of Nowbugh Champora Vilgam.

Police have registered a case under 174 CRPC and further investigation has been taken up.

Meanwhile, after legal formalities the body of the deceased was handed over to her family members.

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