Police have arrested a youth for allegedly murdering a 19-year-old girl after kidnapping her from her home in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, a local agency reports.
Quoting an unnamed police officer, GNS reported that the body of Gulshana Bano, daughter of Bashir Ahmad Bhat, was found early morning on Sunday at her native Gushi village.
“The body was taken into custody and would be handed over to the family after completing all medico-legal formalities,” said the officer.
He said that police “in a swift action” arrested the accused who they said kidnapped the girl to force her into marriage.
A case, FIR no. 306/2017 under section 302 (murder) and 366 (Kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage) has been registered in the concerned police station.
When contacted, SSP Kupwara Shamsheer Hussain is quoted to have said that the case has been cracked in record time of two hours.