Man Arrested Of Murdering Old City Woman

SRINAGAR,: Police on Wednes¬day claimed to have solved a blind murder case of a woman from Old city in Srinagar district by arresting an accused.

A police spokesman in a statement issued to GNS said: “On 21st January 2017, a dead body of a lady (name withheld) was recovered from Pokhribal area of Bota Kadal by P/S Lal Bazar, Srinagar.

Proceedings u/s 174 CrPC was initiated and af¬ter medico legal formalities, the dead body was handed over to the NoKs on 22nd January, 2017.”

During investigation evi¬dence revealed that the lady may have been murdered as the ornaments she was wear¬ing before her death were found missing and there were visible marks of violence on her body, the spokesman said.

“A number of suspects were called and questioned. During sustained questioning one Sheeraz Ahmad Alai (age 27 years) S/O Farooq Ahmad Alai R/O Mouchwa, Budgam revealed that he had visited the house of the lady on 19th of January, 2017 and during interaction had an exchange of hot words which led to a scuffle during which he strangulated the lady and took away the jew¬ellery she was wearing”, the po¬lice spokesman said.

After committing the crime, the accused disposed off some of the jewellery in Chadoora and proceeded to Jammu and on returning after some days, disposed off the rest of the jew¬ellery. The accused got two cheques worth Rs. 79000/- from the two persons as cost of the jewellery which were encashed by him, the spokesman said.

“On his instance the jew¬ellery was recovered and the accused formally arrested in case FIR No 01/2017 U/S 302, 454, 380 RPC of Police Station Lal Bazar registered in this connection. The investigation is being conducted by SHO Lal Bazar, S.I Touseef Lone under the supervision of SDPO Haz¬ratbal Syed Sajad Bukhari”, the spokesman said, adding that the further investigation into the case is in progress

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