Murder mystery case solved by Awantipora police

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By Fast Kashmir on 16/01/2018.

Accused involved in the crime arrested

Srinagar, Jan 16: Awantipora police has solved a murder mystery case of a lady who was murdered by her in-laws in Tral area of the district.

On 21st of March 2017 Mohammad Rafiq Beigh son of Ghulam Rasool Beigh resident of Panzur lodged a written complaint at Police Station Tral to the effect that her daughter namely Shagufta Bano was married five years ago with Sajad Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Rasool Lone resident of Chankitar Tral. The husband and his parents often used to trouble his daughter namely Shagufta Bano on petty matters. The complaint further reads that on 15th of March 2017, the he received a call from the in-laws of her daughter that Shagufta Bano suddenly fell ill and was taken to SDH Tral, wherefrom she was referred to Srinagar for necessary treatment but died on the way. Thereafter, the dead body of the deceased was buried in hurry with the interference of elders. The complainant (Mohammad Rafiq Beigh) father of deceased girl raised suspicion on the death of her daughter.

Subsequently, Police Station Tral initiated proceedings under Section 174 CrPC on 21st of March 2017. During the course of inquest proceedings, the body of the deceased was exhumed and post mortem was conducted on 17th of April 2017 by the team of doctors of Sub District Hospital Tral. The medical opinion vis-à-vis cause of death from the said team of doctors was obtained on 25th of October 2017.

On perusal of the medical opinion, it was found that the death was not natural but homicidal and died because of fatal injuries to her brain caused by some blunt object. Subsequently, the inquest proceedings were converted into formal FIR on 28th of October 2017 and was registered as FIR number 84/2017 under section 302 RPC and the investigation in the case was commenced.

During the course of investigation, statements of witnesses were recorded into writing under Section 161 and 164 A CrPC. On the strength of evidence gathered, the accused was arrested on 3rd of January 2018. The accused is presently in police custody and the investigation of the case is in progress.

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