Killed For Grazing Goats, Srinagar Police Solves Murder Mystery

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have solved a blind murder case and have arrested an accused person involved in the commission of a crime.

A police spokesman in a statement said that on September 26, 2020, Police Station Harwan received a complaint from one person namely Mohammad Taj Awan son of Mohammad Younis Awan resident of Badwan Rajouri A/P Danihama near Chandpora Bridge Harwan alleging that his mother namely Subza Begum wife of Mohammed Younis Awan resident of Badwan Rajouri had left for grazing their goats at around 05.00 pm and on the same day some unknown person had hit her on the head causing injuries which subsequently led to her death.

“Accordingly, a case FIR No. 74/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Harwan and investigation was taken up,” said the spokesman.

“A team led by SHO Harwan under the supervision of SDPO Nehrupark immediately swung into action and started rounding up suspects and questioning witnesses in the instant case,” he said.

“Based on statements of witnesses, questioning of suspects as well as technical evidences, officers apprehended one accused person identified as Ghulam Jeelani Bhat son of Ghulam Mohd Bhat resident of Danihama Harwan involved in the commission of crime,” he added.

The spokesman said that during the investigation, the disclosed that on 26/09/2020 in the evening hours he was infuriated by the presence of the deceased lady in his agricultural field grazing her goats there. In provocation, he had hit the deceased lady with a Lathi (Stick) in her head. Based on his disclosure, the weapon of offence (“Lathi”) was recovered near the scene of occurrence.

He said that accordingly, he has been arrested and a test identification parade was carried out in presence of the Magistrate and independent witnesses.

“The test identification parade further corroborated with the disclosure made by the accused.  Further investigation into the case is in progress,” he added.

“Community members have appreciated the efforts made by the Srinagar police. We assure community members that police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities,” said a police spokesman in a statement.

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