North Kashmir: Man dies of asphyxiation, brother-in-law critical

A man was found dead today morning, apparently due to asphyxiation in Handwara tehsil of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said.

The deceased was identified as Majid Khan, a resident of Nagranard village in Handwara.

His brother-in-law Hilal Ahmad Khan who was found unconscious was referred to Srinagar for advanced treatment, said an official.

“Both were staying in a private vehicle outside the district hospital Handwara. They had kept the heater on during the night for warmth and it seems Majid Khan died due to shortage of oxygen,” Azim Khan, SHO Handwara, told Greater Kashmir.

“Hilal has been referred to Srinagar in an unconscious condition. Police has started investigations,” he added.

Hilal had admitted his expecting wife at Handwara hospital last night and besides a few relatives, the two were attending her, the official said.

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