Duo arrested for murder of Srinagar man

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Police in Kashmir capital Srinagar arrested duo in connection with the murder of a man from Chatabal area of downtown Srinagar.

Shameem Ali Nath son of Ali Muhammad Nath resident of Veir area Chatabal Srinagar, was missing since 5 July. His dead body was later on recovered from the Sangam area of Srinagar on 19 July this month.

Subsequently, inquest proceedings under section 174 of CRPC were initiated in PS Sangam. The post-mortem of the deceased was conducted by a team of doctors and after medico-legal formalities, the dead body of the deceased was handed over to NOK’s for last rites.

During the inquest proceedings, it came to fore that the deceased was mentally and physically harassed by two middle-aged individuals namely Ashiq Wani son of Ghulam Wani of Chatabal, Srinagar and Fayaz Ahmad Mewaforash son of Abdul Aziz Mewaforash from Sarnal, Anantnag on account of some financial dealings between the deceased and the duo.

Both the accused had illegally locked the residential house of the deceased situated at Vier area Chatabal on account of some debt that he owed them, on 5 July, the date when the deceased went missing. The house and lock has been opened as soon as information was received by Safakadal Police Station, police said.

Police further said that on the basis of available oral and technical evidence, the inquest proceedings were converted into a formal case under FIR number 137/2022 under sections 306,452,427 and 506 of IPC P/S Safakadal.

Both the accused Ashiq Wani and Fayaz Ahmad have been arrested. A SIT headed by SDPO MR Gunj, Muhammad Farooq Bhat has been formed for in-depth investigation of this case.

The post mortem report and some FSL reports are awaited and other sections like murder, destruction of evidence and other relevant sections will be added to the case based on the findings of the post mortem report.

Police said that it assures the citizens that no crime shall go undetected and all modern means of the investigation will be utilized to unearth such crimes. (KNT)

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