Srinagar,01/11/2017:Locals of Tanghdar carrying the body of former naib tehsildar after trekking the tough Sadhna Top in North kashmir.PHOTO/SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT.

When 74-year-old Muhammad Jan, a retired naib tehsildar, died at Srinagar’s Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences on January 7 due to multiple ailments, his family members were in a fix.
With snow cutting off access to their native village in the frontier area of Karnah — 287 km away from Srinagar — they had no way to take the body of Jan — the head of their family — to their native village.
With no other go, they carried his body for four days and crossed the avalanche-prone Sadhna Pass, situated at a height of around 10,000 feet. They trudged through more than six-feet snow. “It was a harrowing ordeal. The body was first kept in the Police Control Room as we were waiting to know if the government could make any arrangement like a chopper. Finally, we decided to send a team of 70 people from the village to trek the …