Four family members found dead under mysterious circumstances in Banihal

BANIHAL — Four of a family were found dead under ‘mysterious circumstances’ in Banihal area of Ramban district on Wednesday.

Quoting an official news agency KNO reported that four bodies of a family including three siblings, were found inside the house in Checknarwa Chopan Pora area of Banihal. The dead family members includes mother, two daughters and a son. The cause of death was being ascertained, while post mortem of bodies have been conducted.

He said samples have also been taken from the spot including food they ate last evening.

The deceased have been identified as Noor Jahan, wife of Abdul Rashid, Zaffer Ahmad, son of Abdul Rashid, Shazia Bano and Asiya Bano daughters of Abdul Rashid.

Station House Officer (SHO) Banihal, Muhammad Afzal Wani told KNO that four bodies have been recovered and they were ascertaining the further details.

However, local said that the family must have apparently died of asphyxiation caused by inhaling the gas emanating from a coal heater which they had kept in the room due to intense cold.