Srinagar, July 20:

A 10-year-old boy, who had gone missing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara, was found dead, police said today.

Umar Farooq, a resident of Gulgam area, had gone missing on July 16 and his disappearance triggered protests in the area.

The police have constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the matter, an official said.
The body of Umar was found last evening, he said.

“A SIT, to be headed by the additional superintendent of police (ASP) Kupwara and supervised by the district senior superintendent of police (SSP) Kupwara, has been constituted to investigate the matter, the official said.

He said the police have sought cooperation of the residents for completion of the investigation.