Uri: A woman and her two minor daughters died purportedly due to asphyxiation in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district overnight, officials said on Sunday.
They said that the trio — Shameema Begum, 43, wife of Abdul Majeed Ganie and her daughters, Nighat, 13, and Tabasum, 9 — were found dead at their house in Lari Boniyar.
SSP Baramulla while confirming the incident told GNS that a case has been registered and investigations are underway to ascertain the cause of the death.
“Apparently the deaths have occurred owing to suffocation due to Bukhari (wood burning heater/stove) but further investigations are underway,” the police officer said.
Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr G N Itoo, told GNS that a police team has reached the spot and are investigating the matter.
“Local SDM and other officials are also on way,” he said, adding, “FSL team is also on way to the spot while as inquest proceedings have been initiated. Bodies have been taken to PHC Boniyar for autopsy.” (GNS)