Missing girl's body found in canal in central Kashmir's Kangan

Missing girl's body found in canal in central Kashmir's Kangan

Her brother had drowned in the same canal five months before

A girl missing from her home in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district was found dead on Tuesday in a canal in which her brother had drowned earlier this year.

An official said the body of Wahida Akhtar (25), daughter of Mohd Alam Awan of Satrina area in Kangan was recovered near the penstock of power canal of Kangan Power house today at around 2 pm.

Wahida was missing from her home since September 26.

Pertinently, Wahida’s brother Shakeel Ahmad had also drowned in the canal in May this year after his “mysterious” disappearance from his home.

The body of the deceased was handed over to her family for last rites after medico-legal formalities, said the official.

“We are investigating both the cases,” he added.