Sopore goldsmith’s body recovered from river

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 1/31/2018 3:54:43 PM

Sopore traders’ body gives strike call

SRINAGAR, Jan 30: Body of a goldsmith who was allegedly murdered after his abduction surfaced today from the river Jehlum in Sopore town of Baramulla district.
Tariq Ahmed, the goldsmith in Sopore who was missing since December 26 according to police was murdered after abduction.
Hailing from Kalaroos area of Kupwara district, the young goldsmith was running a jewellery shop in apple town Sopore.
Police has already arrested four persons Mohammad Sajad Lara son of Mohammed Afzal Lara, Mohammad Adil Lara son of Mohammed Afzal Lara residents, Ghulam Mohammed Lara son of Ghulam Qadir Lara and Nayeem Ahmad Lara son of Ghulam Mohammed Lara, all residents of Ashpeer Sopore for their alleged involvement in the murder.
The accused according to police confessed that after abducting Tariq Ahmed, they first strangulated him, looted gold and threw his body in the river.
Police, locals and the family members were trying hard to retrieve his body from the river from past one month. Today according to police the body was spotted by locals near Bypass Sopore Bridge.
“We informed the family members and the body will be handed over to them after proper medical formalities,” said a police official.
Meanwhile, Sopore Traders Federation has called for a shutdown in Sopore town tomorrow.
Mohammad Ashraf Ganaie, President Traders Federation Sopore told media that a complete shutdown will be observed in the town on Wednesday against the murder.



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