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Kanwar goes missing while returning from Haridwar

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar 

A kanwar, who was returning to after collecting holy water from Haridwar, went missing after reaching Muzaffarnagar, police said today.

His family members have lodged a complaint with the police in yesterday.

They claimed that Preminder, a resident of Meerut, had gone to as part of a Kanwar yatra. On his way back, he went missing from

on August 6, police said.

In another case, the police said they have identified the kanwar, who was found hanging from a tree near Kamheda village here.

He had gone to to collect holy water.

The deceased was identified as Satender, a resident of Bhojaheri village, they said.

The matter is being investigated.

Thousands of Kanwarias (devotees of Lord Shiva) from across the country carry out the 'kanwar yatra' an annual pilgrimage during the auspicious Hindu month 'Shraavana'.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 17:15 IST