Tourist guide found dead day after going missing in Gulmarg

A tourist guide’s body was found in the Drang area of Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday, a day after he had gone missing in the famous tourist destination.

Sources reported that Firdous Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat of Katipora Tangmarg went missing while he was accompanied by a group of tourists while they were trekking from Kangdori towards Gulmarg.

The guide halted on the way while asking the tourists to continue the movement. The tourists, on not finding him, reached out to the police, informing them of the person has gone missing, the report said.

A police official said that on receiving the information, a rescue operation was launched to trace the man. “His body has been recovered and family has been informed,” the police officer said adding the body would be handed over after medico-legal formalities.