Brother-in-law arrested for murdering woman in Pampore: Police

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police in Awantipora on Tuesday claimed to have solved a blind murder case by arresting the accused person involved in murder of his sister-in-law in Pampore within 24 hours.

“On 08-01-2023 at around 1730hrs, police received information that one female body identified as Rozi Jaan wife of Muzafar Ahmad Ganie resident of Kadlabal Pampore aged about 40 years was brought to SDH Pampore by family members (in-laws). Since the cause of her death Prima facie appeared to be suspicious, accordingly, Pampore police after completion of medico legal procedure initiated inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPC to ascertain cause of death,” a police spokesman said.

Keeping in view the sensitivity of the case, a special investigating team was constituted by SSP Awantipora under the supervision of SDPO Pampore and investigation was promptly set into motion. During the course of investigation, several family members including the husband of the deceased were called for questioning, police said.

During questioning of some of the relatives of the deceased lady, the special investigating team zeroed in on one Altaf Ahmed Ganie, the brother-in-law of the deceased, for further questioning.

“After sustained questioning, he confessed about his involvement in the murder of his sister-in-law. During questioning, he disclosed that since his sister-in-law was alone at home and thus taking advantage of her loneliness he tried to exploit her sexually, however, the deceased strongly resisted this and raised hue and cry. The accused further disclosed that although he first tried to pacify her but when she continuously called for help, this frustrated the accused, who later strangulated her to death and thereafter fled away from the spot,” police said.

During further course of investigation, it also came to fore that at around 1700 hrs 11-year-old daughter of the deceased came back to her home and after seeing her mother apparently dead, she called for help. Thereafter some of the neighbors including the accused came and took the lady to hospital where doctors declared her brought dead, police said.

The accused Altaf Ahmad Ganie son of Late Shaban Ganie, 44-year-old is driver by profession, who is unmarried and is living separately in the same house.

Pertinently, he was accompanying the dead body to the hospital so that no one would suspect his involvement in the murder, police added.

In this regard, a case under FIR number 05/2023 under relevant sections of law already stands registered in Police Station Pampore and the accused has been arrested. Investigation of the case is going on.

Meanwhile, people have applauded the efforts of police for cracking the said case within 24 hours. Moreover, Police assured the relatives & family members of the deceased lady that the investigation of the case shall be conducted on priority in a professional manner.

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