Gunmen on Sunday killed a student in north Kashmir's Sopore area.
According to locals, the body of the youth was found tied to a tree in an orchard with a bullet injury.
"The Sopore police recovered a body of a youth, Adil Ahad Wani, a resident of Krankshivan, Sopore, from a nursery in Tarzoo area. The body bore bullet injuries," said a police spokesman.
A case has been registered and the police have started investigations. "The body has been sent for postmortem," the spokesman added.
The killing spread panic gripped in Sopore town, 55 km away from here.
The victim was missing from Saturday. He was living in his maternal uncle's house since some time in Batepora area. The victim was a student of final year in the Sopore Government Degree College.