Kulgam Gunfight: Both slain militants were COVID-19 positive, says, police

Srinagar: Police today in statement said that the samples of slain militants of yesterday’s encounter have came COVID-19 positive.

In a statement to media the police said that Apropos to our earlier press note regarding the killing of two militants in an encounter at village Arreh area of Kulgam, it is further informed that while carrying out the medico-legal formalities the samples of the killed militants were taken and sent for Covid-19 test.

Today, the test reports were received from CD Hospital Srinagar and both the killed militants were confirmed as Coronavirus positive.

Pertinently, since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of people from inherent risk of contracting the infection, the burial of the killed militants is carried out at designated places. Medico-legal formalities are strictly followed in respect of such killed militants which includes post-mortem, DNA and Covid-19 tests.

The dead bodies of the said killed militants shall be carried through protective care ambulance and buried strictly as per Covid-19 protocol at Baramulla.(GNS)

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