Authorities on Saturday exhumed and handed over the body of a militant from Langate area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district, after more than a fortnight he was killed in a gunfight in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district.
Muzaffar Ahmad Mir was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Dooniwari forests on Aug 08 along with four other associates.
He was buried in Hamam area a day later.
An official of the administration told GNS news agency that the permission for exhumation of the body was granted today after DNA sample of the slain militant matched with those claiming to be his kin.
"The body of Muzafar Ahmad Mir son of Bashir Ahmad Mir of Astanpora, Langate was exhumed today late in the afternoon from the graveyard of Hamam Markote and handed over to his legal heirs," the official said.
The family members of the slain militant who had come to Hamam Markote included Muzafar's father and other few persons, he added.
Muzaffar's father Bashir Ahmad Mir confirmed to GNS that they the body has been exhumed and taken over by the family.
"The body was completely decomposed due to seeping of water in the graveyard. We have received the body and would be buried at the ancestral graveyard," Bashir told GNS.