SIALKOT

The Punjab Rangers on Friday handed over the dead body of an Indian Hindu old man to the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) here.

Senior officials of Punjab Rangers handed over the dead body of an Indian Hindu old man Kanth Lal, 70, to the Indian BSF officials during a ceremony held at the Punjab Rangers’ Inayat Shaheed Post near Sialkot along Sialkot Working Boundary here.

Punjab Rangers’ Lt-Col Tariq (Wing Commander) and Indian BSF Deputy Commander Lt-Col Ram Kumar were also present on the occasion.

According to the senior officials of the Punjab Rangers in Sialkot, an Indian Hindu old man namely Kanth Lal (70), son of Bhin Sen (Jammu-India) was reached Head Marala-Sialkot after floating into the faster flow of flood water in River Tavi from India on Thursday.

Some locals had found the dead bodies and informed the local police and the Punjab Rangers as well.

On the occasion, the deceased Indian Kanth Lal’s grieved son Wayd Raj highly hailed the good will gesture of Pakistan and Punjab Rangers for returning the dead body on humanitarian grounds.

Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) had formally requested the Punjab Rangers at Sialkot for the early return of Indian man’s dead body, the senior PR officials added.