POONCH, May 30: A youth was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his home at Chak Bonala in Mendhar today.
Sources said that Javid Iqbal, son of Mohd Arif, resident of Chak Bonala was found dead at his home. He was student of BA Part-I of Government Degree College, Mendhar.
When contacted BMO Mendhar, Dr Parvez Ahmed Khan about cause of death, he said preliminary investigations suggest that Javed died due to overdose of some drugs.
A local namely, Mohd Sadiq said that in last 45 days three youth have died due to overdose of drugs in the area.
Meanwhile locals appealed to DIG Poonch-Rajouri Range, SSP Poonch and DC Poonch that a special drive should be started in the area to eradicate this drug menace so as to save the young generation.
SDPO, Neeraj Padyar confirmed the incident and said an investigation has been started.