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Indian Army hands over 7-year-old boy s body to Pak

In a humanitarian gesture, the Indian Army on Thursday handed over the body of a seven-year-old boy from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), Abid Ahmad Sheikh, which was recovered from Burzil Nala close to the Line of Control near Acchura village, to the Pakistan Army.The body was recovered on July 9, and the Indian Army immediately swung into action and were able to establish the identity of the young boy through civil administration, read a statement from the Ministry of Defence.As per reports, Abid was missing since July 8 and is likely to have slipped into Burzil Nala. In accordance with its ethos, Indian Army established contact with its Pakistan counterpart on the hotline and also convinced the civil administration to delay the last rites, the statement added. The local religious head and village elders were taken in confidence to support the noble gesture of handing over the dead body to the family of the deceased young boy at earliest. The locals offered prayers for the deceased .

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