SIALKOT: The Punjab Rangers handed over the body of an Indian citizen to the officials of Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) as a goodwill gesture during a ceremony held at Punjab Rangers’ Patoli Check Post in Bajwat here.

The local people had found the body floating in River Chenab near Head Marala. According to the police, the body was of an Indian youth namely Noraj Dogar (30). It had reached Head Marala-Sialkot after floating in the water of River Chenab. Head Marala police handed over the body to the officials of the Punjab Rangers. Later, the officials handed over to Indian BSF officials who thanked the Punjab Rangers over the goodwill gesture by Pakistan. The BSF officials said that the Indian youth had drowned in River Chenab while swimming near neighbouring Occupied Jammu and Kashmir on May 06 and his body reached Head Marala-Sialkot after floating in waters.

Rangers’ officials added that a meeting was held earlier between the Punjab Rangers and Indian BSF on Zero Line near Brahman Bila Post along the Sialkot Working Boundary. They said that the Indian BSF officials had formally contacted the Punjab Rangers regarding the body and requested for its return.–Staff Reporter