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Body of kidnapped sarpanch found

Sarpanch Ghulam Mohammad Mir killed

Srinagar, Dec 13 (PTI) The body of a sarpanch, who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen last night, was found in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district today.

Body of Ghulam Mohammad Mir (62) was recovered from a field in Shalabugh area of Sopore town, police said.

Mir was abducted by six gunmen from his residence in Tarzoo area of Sopore town at around 9 PM last night, a police official said.

Mir’s family lodged a complaint with police following which a search operation was launched.

The kidnapping cane three days after Sopore Assembly segment went to polls in the third phase.

The apple town, hitherto known as separatist stronghold, saw a turnout of 30 percent, which was 10 per cent higher than 2008 assembly elections.

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