Srinagar: In a heart-wrenching incident, a dead body of a 3-year-old missing boy from Shalteng in the outskirts of Srinagar was recovered from a stagnant water body behind his house on late Friday evening.

An official said that Salim Sofi, son of Bilal Ahmad Sofi, a resident of Ghalib Abad Lane No 1 in Shalteng went missing from his home at around 3: 00 pm during the day.

He said that the family members and people living in the area started searching the boy in the entire locality but could not trace him.

The official said that as soon as the matter was reported to the Parimpora police station, a team was deputed to trace out the missing boy.

He said that a rescue operation was launched after a stagnant water body was spotted behind the minor boy’s house.

The official said that the operation was launched with the help of the Fire & Emergency department and the body was fished out from the stagnant water body.


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