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Body of 35-year-old drowned Indian woman found in GB

GILGIT BALTISTAN: A body of a 35-year-old Indian woman was recovered from River Shiok in Skardu District Ghanche of Gilgit Baltistan (GB) on Tuesday.

A local Hussain Jamal said the body was drowned in the river on the Indian side and swept by the currents towards the Pakistan side.

The body has been identified as Khair-un-Nisa, a mother of three children, who belong to the Bioqdang area of Indian occupied part of Kargil, Ladakh, Jamal added.

Nisa had been missing from August 24, 2020. After reports of her accidental fall into the river, her family had started contacting relatives in GB to inform them about the incident through social media.

The locals had found the body on the bank of Shiok River near a bridge in the Thongmus area of District Ganache of Skardu.

The local administration has shifted the body to Skardu from where arrangements can be made to shift the body back to India.

In 2019, Pakistan had returned the dead bodies of two Indians after their recovery from the Indus River in Skardu.

The two bodies, which were buried in a valley of Skardu in Gilgit Baltistan in 2018 for safe custody until their identification, were shifted to Islamabad later and handed over to the Indian High Commission.

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