SRINAGAR: Police claimed to have solved a blind murder case and arrested three persons on Tuesday in Srinagar district. In a statement to the news agency GNS, the police said that a team from Police Station Nowgam in Srinagar had made a significant breakthrough in the investigation of a blind murder case.

The three accused, identified as Sahil Maqbool Najar, his wife Mehak Sahil, and Waseem Ahmad Sheikh, were arrested on April 4, 2023, for their involvement in the heinous crime. The accused are also found to be involved in drug peddling activities.

According to a police spokesperson, the case relates to an unidentified dead body that was found at village Tengan on March 15, 2023. Later, the deceased was identified as Suhail Rehman Beigh, son of Ab Rehman Beigh, a resident of Karfali Mohalla in Srinagar. Following his identification and leads in the investigation, a case under FIR No. 48/23 under Section 302 IPC was registered at Police Station Nowgam.

A team of Police Station Nowgam headed by the SHO Nowgam has been conducting a thorough investigation into the case, making use of available evidence to identify and track down the suspects, the statement said. The accused, Mohd Waseem Sheikh, has been arrested for helping the other two accused in disposing of the body by ferrying it in a sumo vehicle from their rented accommodation at Palpora Sonwar to Tengan. The sumo vehicle has been identified and seized in the instant case. Further investigation of the case is ongoing. (GNS)

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