Boy found dead, hanging from a tree


A boy was found hanging from a tree, located 500 metres from his home in Madi Village adjacent to the district headquarters in Reasi. The deceased has been identified as Ranjit Kumar s/o Pritam Kumar who had been missing since 13th Jan 2017. A report was registered at the police station after he went missing.

The body was discovered by a passerby who witnessed the boy hanging with a bedsheet wrapped around his neck. The brother of the deceased later confirmed that the bedsheet belonged to their household.

Police reached the spot to investigate the matter and sent the body to the district hospital for post mortem. A fact has come to notice that no footwear was recovered in the vicinity of the deceased. The matter is under investigation. Hopefully, post mortem will reveal whether it is a suicide or a murder.

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