A team of Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel retrieved and carried the body of a pony operator for eight hours, walking a distance of 25 kms in the mountainous stretches of Uttarakhand before handing it over to his family, officials said on Wednesday.
The trek was undertaken on August 30 after the 14th battalion of the border guarding force was informed that a body was lying in Syuni village near Bugdayar of Pithoragarh district.
"The jawans carried the body of the 30-year-old man for a distance of 25 kms for about eight hours and handed over the body to the family members of the dead," an ITBP spokesperson said.
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Jawans of the 14th Battalion ITBP carried the dead body of a local in remote area of Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand for a distance of 25 Kilometers (In 8 Hrs) on foot to hand it over to the family members of the deceased. #Himveerspic.twitter.com/yKojOdNTpb
"A team of eight personnel started the trek at 11:30 AM and reached Munsyari village at 7:30 PM on the same day," he said.
The personnel carried the body on a stretcher and negotiated narrow mountain bends that are witnessing heavy rains and landslides, he said.
Last week, an ITBP team had carried an injured woman for 15 hours after rescuing her from a mountainous and remote border location in Pithoragarh.