Kupwara, Nov 26: On 25-11-2017, at 1300 hrs Police Station Kupwara has received an information that a teenaged girl (name withheld) resident of village Gushi Kupwara is missing from Kupwara market. It was also known that the girl was in contact with one boy namely Mohd Altaf Malik, s/o Mohd Dilawer Malik, r/o Handwara, for the last two years . Acting swiftly a Police party was sent to Handwara and the accused was nabbed from Handwara town .
During his sustained interrogation he disclosed that he had an affair with the missing girl, and was suspecting that she was having an affair with another boy. He further disclosed that he called the girl in Kupwara market and took her to a secluded place in karehama forest in a three wheeler where he strangulated her to death after having heated arguments with her. Thereafter he fled from the spot and reached Handwara market.
Based on disclosure of the accused, a police party searched the forest area of karehama and at about 0100 hours in the night, recovered the body of the deceased girl.
Case FIR No 306/2017 under sections 366, 302 RPC stands registered in police station Kupwara and further investigation is in progress.
Post mortem of the deceased girl has been got conducted by a board of doctors and after other legal formalities the dead body of the deceased girl has been handed over to her relatives for last rites.