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Budgam solider laid to rest; hundreds attend funeral

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Budgam: Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a Territorial Army soldier who was laid to rest at his native village Lokipora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district

The soldier, Sameer Ahmed Malla had gone missing and his dead body was found at village Labren Dalwesh area of Khag three days after.

Hundreds of people from different areas of area including men and women and children thronged Lokipora, the native village of the solider to mourn his demise.

Amid sobs and tears, body of Sameer was later laid to rest at his ancestral grave yard.

Sameer has left behind wife, two sons including a new born, parents, a sister and three brothers.

Sameer Ahmed Malla, son of Muhammad Yaqoob Malla, a resident of Lokripora, a Territorial Army soldier was posted in Jammu and had come to his home on leave. His wife Rifat had delivered her second baby last week only. Sameer had left his house on March 7 and didn’t return. IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar had told reporters on Thursday that police were probing all angles as there were no fire-arm injury marks found on Sameer’s body and that militancy and murder angles were being probed.

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