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‘Dead’ Jammu and Kashmir Youth Walks Back Home, Alive

JAMMU, OCTOBER 5: A youth presumed dead nearly six months ago walked back home alive in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, leading to a sense of bewilderment and relief among his kith and kin, police sources said on Friday.

Muhammad Muzamil went missing from his home in Qasab village in Mendhar area six months ago. The Government Railway Police found a semi-decomposed body on the rail tracks in Vijaypur area of Jammu on March 9, following which Muzamil’s family mistakenly claimed it.

After receiving the body after the completion of formalities, the body was given a proper burial as per Islamic religious practices.

However, to the utter surprise of the ‘bereaved’ family, Muzamil called up his mother a few days ago. Finally, he returned home.

“Police has since recorded the statements of the family and the youth to set the records straight,” the sources said.

The identity of the dead person who was given the burial was not known.

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