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Woman’s body found in Poonch

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Srinagar: A 48-year-old woman’s body was recovered from Boniketh Surankote area of Poonch district in Jammu division on Sunday.

Official sources identified the deceased as Hajra Begum, wife of Abdul Hamid, a local.

Police said initial reports suggest that she was trying to cross river near Boniketh from a small bridge and died after falling into the water-body from the bridge.

Locals, however, alleged that the death was “mysterious” and demanded a probe into it.

Deputy SP Surankote, Abdul Khalid confirmed the woman’s death and said that inquest proceedings under 174 CrpC have been initiated.

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