Police today in statement said that the samples of slain militants killed in Kulgam on Saturday have came COVID-19 positive.
In a statement to media the police said that apropos to earlier press note regarding the killing of two militants in a gunfight 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 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 militants police said shall be carried through protective care ambulance and will be buried strictly as per Covid-19 protocol at Baramulla.