Kashmiri businessman found dead in Shimla

A businessman from central Kashmir’s Budgam district has been found dead at his rented room in tourist resort of Manali in Himachal Pradesh last evening.

21-year-old Muneeb Hassan Mir, son of Nisar Ahmad Mir of Wahdatpora village of Budgam was found hanging inside his rented room at Bhajogi area of Manali by his colleagues yesterday.

Mir, sources said, was immediately rushed to nearby hospital by his colleagues where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival.

His father Nissar Ahmad said that Muneeb’s death has shattered the family. He said his son had promised him to come home on Monday to attend Muharram.

“Just a few days back, I spoke to him. He sounded perfectly fine. I don’t believe he has committed suicide, as claims are being made,” Ahmad said.

Muneeb, he said had left for Manali, Shimla on April 20 this year for business activities.

SHO Budgam Mohammad Rafiq Shah said that the police have taken up the matter with their counterparts in Manali.

“Apparently, it seems a case of suicide,” Mir added.

Meanwhile, an official at the Manali police station told GNS that a case under section 174 CrPc has been registered and investigations set in to motion.

“The cause of death will be ascertained once post mortem report will come”, the officer added.

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