KUPWARA — A couple and their three children reportedly died of asphyxiation in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
The non-local family from Bijnore Uttar Pradesh was putting up at a rented house in Kralpora area. They were found unconscious in their bed by locals who shifted them to a nearby hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.
All five members of the family including three children, as per doctors, have possibly died of asphyxiation. Block Medical Officer, Kralpora said that everything will be clear after the postmortem.
The victims have been identified as Majid Ansari (35) son of Ahmad Hussain, his wife Sohana Khatoon (30), their children Faizan Ansari (4), Abu Zar (3), and a few days-old infant.
Police have taken cognizance of the incident and started proceedings under CrPc 176.