Body of a 17-year-old was handed over by Pakistan army to their India counterparts at Chakan-Da-Bagh Crossing Point along the Line of Control in Poonch district, yesterday.

The teenager, Zaffer Ahmed son of Mushtaq Ahmed of Kali in Poonch district had drowned and his body washed away in Kalai river on 31 July.

Official sources has said that the gate opened at Chakan-Da-Bagh Crossing Point at 1:54 pm, and Pakistani army officials handed over the body for the last rites to his family.

From Indian side, Maj. Aditya 3/3 GR, Akhtar Abbass, Naib Tehsildar Ajote, Dr. Harpreet Singh PHC Ajote and PSI Davinder Singh of PP Khari were present while those from Pakistan include Capt. Shabir 41 Balooch Pak Army and Assistant Commissioner Hajira Waled Hajira and Dr. Liaqat, SHO Hajira Umair, they said.

LoC gate at Chakan-Da-Bagh closed at 2 pm, they added.