Jammu Kashmir Police on Wednesday said they were waiting for authorities in Pakistan-administered Kashmir to repatriate the body of a minor whose body was fished out of Kishenganga river in Gurez valley of Bandipora district on Tuesday.
A senior police official told Greater Kashmir that they are in the process of tie-up with the concerned people from the other side of the border.
“Hopefully by today evening we may get a response. The process for repatriation of the body is already under process. Whatever legal and other formalities have to be followed will be done after we get a response from there,” he said.
The official said that the boy was identified by some Facebook pages operating from across the border after it was retrieved from Kishenganga in Achoora village of Gurez.
Reports circulating on social media identified the boy as Aabid Sheikh son of Nazir Ahmad Sheikh of Minimarg in Gilgit-Baltistan.
A post on Facebook said that the boy had gone missing from his home on July 08 at around 11 am.
A purported video of minor boy’s parents also surfaced on Facebook yesterday, appealing the authorities from both sides of the border to bring back his body.
Kishenganga river flows from Gilgit-Baltistan (Pakistan administered Kashmir) where it is known as Neelum river.
The police official said that the boy may had drowned there and his body reached Gurez with the flow of water.