Man Arrested For Murdering Friend

SRINAGAR: A non-local resident was on Monday arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police in Rajouri for allegedly murdering his friend, who hails from Bihar.

Addressing a press conference, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rajouri Mohammad Aslam said that in the morning hours on 18 November, an unidentified body was found lying in a drain at Ward number 2 of Nowshera town. The body was later identified as Vishal Kumar from Siwan Bihar.

He said that body was having deep injury marks and a hammer was also recovered from the site which created suspicion of murder following which a case under relevant sections of law was registered and investigation was taken up.

He added that investigation team of police solved the case and a man from Bihar has been arrested for murder. The accused has been identified as Satyendra Mahatav son of Lagan Mahatav resident of Gopalganj Bihar.

SSP Rajouri Mohammad Aslam said that accused murdered the victim on the suspicion that he is having illicit relationship with his wife and in this suspicion; he attacked the victim with his hammer.

SSP further informed that accused has been put behind bars and he has confessed his crime. (KNO)

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