Budgam, Aug 26: District Administration Budgam has permitted the exhumation the body of a youth who died in the first week of this month, but now the family smells foul play saying that his friends might have forced him to consume some drugs.
Police sources told news agency KNT that on 5 August this month, a youth namely Sajad Ahmad Dar son of Muhammad Sidiq Dar of Surasyar area of Chadura died at his home after playing cricket whole day with his friends. He was buried at his native graveyard in Surasyar.
The family now smells foul play and wants to investigate the matter. To ascertain the cause of his death, they want the body to be exhumed so that a postmortem could be conducted on it.
The family approached District Development Commissioner Budgam with a request to exhume the body. They stated that they have strong suspicion over his two friends, one is a driver who hails from Sursyar and another is from Gund Chadoora.
Sources said that in order to ascertain the cause of death District Development Commissioner has granted permission and
a team of doctors along with forensic experts have been ordered to exhume the body.
Station House Officer Police Station Chadura said that due to inclement weather the exhumation process was not able to take place on Wednesday. “The body will be exhumed on Thursday, if weather permits. Only after the exhumation of the body, police can investigate the matter,” he told KNT.