On duty 48-year-old BDO dies of ‘suffocation due to gas poisoning’ in Gurez valley.

Dead body will airlifted as soon as weather turns conditional, most probably by tomorrow; DC Bandipora

Srinagar, Feb 26: A 48-year-old on duty Block Development Officer (BDO) died of suffocation due to gas poisoning on Friday afternoon in Gurez valley of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Abdul Saleem Darzi, 28, a resident of South Kashmir’s Anantnag, who was working as BDO Tulail in the department of Rural Development Department (RDD) was found dead in the bathroom of his office on Friday afternoon.

Block Medical Officer (BMO), Gurez, Dr. Tahira Bano said after completing medico-legal formalities it has been ascertained that the man had died due to suffocation caused by some poisonous gas.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Dr Oweis Ahmad said that the dead body of the deceased employee will be airlifted from snow bound Gurez valley as soon as weather turns conditional, adding that he said he is in contact with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir for further assistance if required and most probably the body will be airlifted by tomorrow. (KDC) 

An official said that a government employee identified as Abdul Saleem Darzi, a resident of south Kashmir’s Anantnag, who was posted as BDO Tulail fell unconscious on ground in his office on Friday afternoon.

He said the BDO was immediately rushed to sub-district hospital Gurez where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

BMO Gurez, Tahira Bano said that the medico-legal formalities of the deceased is being conducted adding that the cause of sudden death is being asserted. (KDC)

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