Srinagar (NVI): A Sarpanch was found hanging at his home in Zurimanz village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police officials said today.
They said that the family members of the Sarpanch, who saw him hanging in a room at the house, immediately rushed him to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
The deceased has been identified as Javaid Ahmed Dar, aged 38.
A police official said that the body was later taken to Bandipora district hospital for post-mortem and other medico-legal formalities.
He added that it was not immediately known as to why the Sarpanch took this extreme step.
The official said that the proceedings under relevant sections of law have been initiated and further investigation has been taken up in this regard.