A missing man's skeleton was recovered by the locals in Hangnikoteforests in Vilgam area of Handwara in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, reportssaid.
News agency GNS said that the locals who were collectingmushrooms in the forest area spotted the human skeleton along with an identitycard.
As per the card, the deceased was identified as MohammadAkram Mir (70) son of Abdul Aziz Mir of Sharkoot Vilgam, they said.
Locals, according to the report, said that Mir was anemployee of Sheep Husbandry Department and had gone missing on 22 May 2017.
The family had also lodged a missing report at policestation Vilgam.
A police team and the army's 15 RR rushed to the spot soonafter the news about the skeleton spread in the area.
Confirming the incident, Station House Officer (SHO) VilgamMohammad Suleman told GNS that they have received the information about theskeleton and a police team was immediately despatched to the spot.
"We are on the way to Hangnikote forests to ascertainthe details. It will take about an hour to reach to the site," SHO said.
A local who was part of the group which spotted the maleskeleton told GNS that it seems that the man might have been mauled to death bywild animals.