Authorities handed over today the body of a slain militant to his family here, 32 days after he was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The body of Mudasir Ahmad, a resident of Barzulla area of Srinagar - the summer capital of the state – was handed over to his family today for last rites after exhumation, a police official said.
He said the body was exhumed after DNA samples of the slain militant matched with those of the family members.
The body reached here for last rites, the official said, adding heavy security arrangements were in place for maintaining law and order.
Ahmad was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kachama area of the north Kashmir district on June 29.
The family had held several protests demanding that Ahmad's body be handed over to them for last rites.
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