Man found dead in Bandipora forest

A man was found dead in a forest area of this north Kashmir district on Saturday.

An official said that Chachee Chowan son of Rajwali Chowan of of Doban village had gone to the forest on Friday night to collect wood. But he didn’t return home till Saturday morning, the official said.

He said, anxious about his whereabouts, Chowan’s family members went to search for him in the forest where they found his body. “He had fallen from a tree and died on the spot,” the official said.

The official said the body was handed over to the family after completion of all medico-legal formalities.