An 18-year-old youth from Baramulla was found dead in a pond in north Kashmir’s Handwara village on Wednesday.

Reports said police recovered a dead body of a youth from a water-pond at Doribal area of Handwara on Wednesday.

An official told that the deceased is an 18-year-old Ashiq Hussain Bhat son of Naseer Ahmad Bhat of Hegbal who was missing from his home since 22 July 2020.He said a case has been registered and further investigation has been initiated.