Srinagar: Police on Thursday claimed to have solved a blind murder case by arresting two accused, including the wife of the deceased and her paramour, in north Kashmir district of Baramulla.
A police spokesman said during the intervening night of 8th/9th of March 2021, one person Mohammad Altaf Malik son of Gh Rasool Malik resident of Seriwarpora son in law of Late Abdul Razaq Ganie was found dead near his cowshed at Renji. He was later buried by family members at Renji Graveyard.
“On 22nd of March, brother of the deceased person submitted an application for initiating inquest proceedings as he and his family members were suspicious regarding his death,” he said.
Accordingly as per formal orders of DM Baramulla, the body of the deceased person was exhumed and post mortem was conducted by a penal of doctors from GMC Baramulla. After the receipt of interim Medical Report and the statements of some prime witnesses, the inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPC were converted into FIR vide No. 62/2021 under section 302 IPC of Police Station Pattan. A Special Investigating Team was constituted which was headed by SDPO Pattan.
“ During the course of investigation, the SIT using human and technical intelligence zeroed in on the wife of the deceased person identified as Tasleema Begum and was called for questioning. During questioning, she confessed her involvement in the commission of crime along with another person identified as Ghulam Mohammad Dar son of Mohammad Ramzan Dar resident of Renji. She further disclosed that they had hatched conspiracy to kill the deceased a month before the occurrence as they were in an illegitimate relationship,” the spokesman siad.
The investigating team further learnt that, on 8th of March 2021, duo gave the final touch to their plan and accordingly (wife of deceased person) Tasleema called Ghulam Mohammad during night and they both bludgeoned Mohammad Altaf Malik (now deceased person) to death. Thereafter they took the body and threw it near cowshed to conceal the manner of death and camouflage it as death due to slipping.
“Both the accused persons have been arrested by the police and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody, besides weapon of offence has also been recovered on their disclosure. Further investigation into the matter is in progress,” added the spokesman.