Gilgit, September 21: Yu-Ching Chang, the twenty-five years old Taiwanese tourist, died after falling from a track made on a cliff. She was neither kidnapped nor killed, said Hussain Jami, Muharir of Police Station, Gulmit.
He said that the reports indicating the kidnapping and murder of the police are baseless and misleading.
Hussain told Pamir Times that he was leading the rescue team from the Police side while the Village Emergency Response Team (VERT) was being led by Amanullah, a resident of Passu village. He added that the Taiwanese tourist had stumbled on a rocky slope and fallen over a distance of almost 100 meters.
He ruled out the possibility of kidnap, saying the two foreigners had met in China and decided to continue their tour of Pakistan together. “After the Taiwanese citizen fell from the cliff, while coming back from Putundas, her French partner tried to rescue her. He himself also got injured”, Jami said. The French national then reached Passu to inform the locals about the incident, he added.
Jamir told Pamir Times that the body of the Taiwanese national is being shifted to Rawalpindi, where a final autopsy will be conducted at the Poly Clinic Hospital, before handing it to the embassy officials.
It is pertinent to note that after the accidental death of a Taiwanese Tourist in Passu yesterday, a section of the press, quoting unnamed police sources, had reported that the death may have been caused during an act of kidnapping. The police have rubbished the report and termed it false and misleading.