SRINAGAR: Police on Tuesday solved a case of mysterious death of a BCA Student in Kupwara village and arrested the accused.

Police in a statement said that mysterious death case of one Fazil Ahmad Mir, son of Mohd Afzal Mir, resident of Regipora Kupwara (age 22 years), student of BCA who had gone missing from his home on 22nd May, 2020 was solved within 48 hours.

During the investigation, it has come to fore that on May 22 and 23, the deceased along with a few associates had bought large amounts of drugs from multiple drug peddlers hailing from Guzriyal, Batergam and other areas of district Kupwara. On May 22, 2020 deceased left home in the forenoon and his body was recovered from Wogbal forest area in the forenoon on May 24, 2020. Deceased was last seen with his drug addict associates in a vehicle bearing registration no. JKO9B 4430 in Gulgam, Batergam area. Three drug peddlers including Ejaz Mir, son of Ab. Razzaq Mir from Guzriyal, Ishfaq Ahmad Malik alias Sahba Pulwami, son of Mohd Abdullah Malik from Batergam and Suhail Dhobi, son of Ab. Ahad Dhobi from Gulgam have been detained for questioning in this regard.

Kupwara police has registered case FIR no 118/2020 under relevant provisions of law in Police Station Kupwara and investigation of the case is underway.