A youth who was kidnapped overnight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandepur district was found dead, an official said here.
He told Kashmir Dispatch that unidentified persons abducted 25-year old Hilal Ahmad Parray during night hours from his home in the district.
Hilal, who worked as a painter, was found dead in an orchard in Bun Mahhle- Rangkadal.
Locals informed police about the body in the orchard at Bun Mohalla.
The police officer said that the body was taken to hospital for the post mortem before it was handed to his family.
Preliminary investigations suggest that Hilal died due to strangulation, the officer said.
A case under Section 174 CrPc has been registered and further investigation taken up, the officer added.
Sources said three men had come to his house at about 2am and taken Hilal away. “The men asked Hilal that they want to have a conversation and took him away,” they added.