Man arrested for killing daughter in north Kashmir: Police

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Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday said they have arrested a man in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district who killed his daughter following a disagreement over her marriage proposal.

A police spokesman in a statement said Javid Ahmad Khan son of Rehmatullah Khan of Laridora area was arrested for killing his daughter and dumping the body inside the Kawharbala forest area.

“Police has registered a case FIR no. 23/2019 under the relevant section of law at Police Station Chandoosa in the instant matter,” said the spokesman.

“During the course of the investigation, officers investigating the crime learnt that Javid Khan had taken her daughter inside the forest area and murdered her following an argument pertaining to the fixing of her marriage led to a disagreement,” he said.

“The accused has been arrested and remains in police custody,” he added.

“Body of the girl has been handed over to her family members after completion of the medico-legal formalities. Experts from FSL also visited the scène of crime to gather vital pieces of physical and material evidence in the instant matter,” he said.

“Further investigation in the matter is going on,” said police spokesman.

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