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Youth found dead, woman shot at in Kashmir

Srinagar: The body of a 20-year-old youth was found hanging from a tree in Bandipora district in Kashmir region on Tuesday.

Police said the body of Aijaz Ahmad Ganai, 20, who came from Sonarwari village in Bandipora district, was found hanging from a tree on Tuesday morning.

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“According to the family, he had left home early this morning,” a senior police officer said in Srinagar.

The officer said an FIR has been lodged and inquest proceedings have been started as part of the investigations into the death.

Late Monday night, militants forced entry into the house of Ghulam Muhammad Mir in Gulshanpora village in Pulwama district and fired at his wife Shakila when she resisted the militants’ attempt to drag her husband away.

“The woman sustained a bullet injury in the thigh,” the officer said.