Pulwama man roped in to trace Sopore girl’s body

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Abdul Salam Dar from Kakapora
Abdul Salam Dar from Kakapora

SOPORE — As the body of Sopore teenage girl remained undetectable even after seven days, a 64-year-old expert has been roped in from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

An official told the news agency KNO that the search operation to trace the body of teenage girl, who jumped in the river Jhelum in Sopore town, entered seventh day today.

He said even after seven days, the body of girl remains untraceable with rescue teams including SDRF, local fishermen and WUCMA putting in hectic efforts.

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He said now authorities have sought help from an expert from south Kashmir. “Abdul Salam Dar (64), who hails from Kakapora area of Pulwama has expertise in fishing out bodies from across the Kashmir Valley,” he said.

Notably, Salam claims to have saved 18 lives and have fished out at least 40 bodies from the various water bodies across the Kashmir Valley.

The official said Salam’s expertise came into the limelight soon after social media users started commenting his name on posts about the Sopore incident.

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Talking to KNO, Salam said he will put in his best efforts in helping to trace out the body of the teenage girl.

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