Woman was strangulated by husband, in-laws
SRINAGAR: Police on Monday said it has cracked a blind murder case of a woman who was found dead in a nallah in Kokernag area of Anantnag District on May 10 by arresting four persons, including her husband.
On 10thMay, police recovered a female body from a Nallah Ishu Gadole in Kokernag area. The body was later identified that of Zareena Begum alias Zaina wife of Showkat Ahmad Chowhan resident of Ishu Gadole Kokernag.
A case FIR No. 63/2015 under section 302 RPC was registered in police station Kokernag and investigation was taken up, a police official said.
The post mortem of the body was conducted and after completing all medico-legal formalities, the body was handed over to her father for last rites, the official said.
An investigating team including Inspector Tariq Ahmad SHO P/S Kokernag, ASI Abdul Rashid, HC Mohammad Yousuf, HC Mushtaq Ahmad and headed by Sh. Mohammad Aslam Dy.SP Kokernag was constituted to solve the murder mystery, the official said.
He said that the team worked tirelessly and in a short span of time the investigation led to the arrest of the husband of the deceased Showkat Ahmad Chowhan son of Mohammad Qasim Chowhan.
During his questioning, he revealed that to settle a matrimonial dispute with his wife, he along with his father Mohammad Qasim Chowhan, brother Mohammad Ashraf Chowhan and brother-in-law Bashir Ahmad Char all residents of Ishu Gadole strangulated her by her scarf till she died, the official said.
The husband admitted that to avoid detection they threw her body in the Ishu Nallah, the official said, adding that all the culprits have been arrested and are behind bars.
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