Police in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday claimed to have solved the murder case of a lady within two weeks who was found hanging in her home at Uri town.
A police spokesman in a statement said on June 29, 2019, police station Uri received information that one lady namely Shahida Begum of Uri was found hanging in her room apparently after committing suicide.
“Accordingly inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPC was initiated in Police Station Uri,” he said.
“During the course of proceedings, while investigating the facts and circumstances of the case, the officers learnt of the foul play which had been staged to create an impression of a suicide,” said the spokesman.
“Accordingly an SIT comprising of SHO Police Station Uri and 02 other officers under the overall supervision of SDPO Uri was constituted to investigate the circumstances leading to the death of a woman,” he said.
“Subsequently, officers while investigating the case spoke to several individuals and one suspect namely Qadeer Ahmad Khatana son of Abdul Majeed resident of Julla Kalgi Uri who happens to be brother-in-law and cousin of the deceased woman was also questioned. During sustained questioning, the officers learnt that the said individual was involved in the murder of this woman and she had not actually committed suicide as was initially reported to police,” he added.
“It is pertinent to mention here that the woman had returned from her maternal home after staying there for about more than one month. The husband of the deceased is presently working outside J&K from past six months,” said police spokesman in a statement.
“On the fateful night accused had exchanged heated arguments with the woman leading to a verbal altercation between the two. The accused person grabbed the woman and tied a scarf around her neck and gradually pulled it leading to her death on spot. He then hanged the dead body in her room to project her killing as suicide,” he said.
“A case under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Uri and further investigation in the matter is going on,” said police spokesman in a statement.