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Three kids among 5 of UP family found dead in Kashmir


SRINAGAR: Five members of a family, including three children, hailing from Uttar Pradesh were found dead in their rented house in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday, police said.

Majid Ansari (35) and four of his family members were found unconscious in their rented accommodation at Kralpora in Kupwara district by their neighbours, who sought help from a local doctor, police said.

All the five were declared dead upon examination, they added.

While police have launched the inquest proceedings, officials said suffocation was the likely cause of the deaths.

Block medical officer Kralpora, Dr Mohammad Shafi while confirming the incident said all 5 members have died due to suffocation. He also said their bodies are being brought to the hospital for legal and medical formalities.

The other deceased have been identified as Ansari’s wife Sohana Khatoon (30) and their three children — Faizan (four), Abu Zarr (three) and an unnamed infant.

The family hailed from Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh.


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