Sopore, Jan 30: The body of gold smith who was murdered after abducting by a couple of criminals surfaced today from the River Jehlum in Sopore town of Baramulla district in North Kashmir.
Tariq Ahmed, the goldsmith in Sopore who had been missing since December 26 according to police was murdered after abduction.
Hailing from Kalaroos area of Kupwara district, the young goldsmith was running a jewellery shop in apple town Sopore.
The police have already arrested four persons Mohammad Sajad Lara son of Mohammed Afzal Lara, Mohammad Adil Lara son of Mohammed Afzal Lara residents, Ghulam Mohammed Lara son of Ghulam Qadir Lara and Nayeem Ahmad Lara son of Ghulam Mohammed Lara, all residents of Ashpeer Sopore for their involvement in the crime.
The accused according to police confessed that after abducting Tariq Ahmed, they first strangulated him, looted gold and threw his body in the river.
Police, locals and the family members were trying hard to retrieve his body from the river from past one month. Today according to police the body was spotted by locals near Bypass Sopore bridge. The body had surfaced automatically due to its density.
“We have informed the family members and the body will be handed over to them after proper medical formalities,” said a police official.