SIT To Probe Bandipora Woman’s Suspicious Death

BANDIPORA —  Government on Wednesday formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the suspicious death of 35-year-old woman, a mother of three children and a health employee, whose family alleges she was burnt to death by her in-laws on Saturday at Ahemshrief village in this northern Kashmir district.

Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said that a Special Investigation team has been constituted to probe the death of a nurse

He said that SIT has been constituted to be headed by a Police official of the rank of DySP will probe the matter. He said thorough probe will be done and justice will be delivered.

The 33-year-old woman, a nurse by profession, was allegedly burnt alive by her in-laws, in Ahm Sharief village of Bandipore district on Saturday.

The victim was identified as Rehana Gulzar, resident of Nasoo village. She had sustained grevious burn injuries, according to the doctors.

The woman was rushed to a nearby hospital on Saturday but she soon died of her injuries. Doctors said that the lady had sustained 90% burn injuries.

The family members of deceased alleged that she was murdered by her in-laws. 

They said that she was married eight years ago and eversince was continuously being harassed by her in-laws. 

However, Rehana’s in-laws refuted the allegations saying that she has committed suicide.

Rehana Gulzar was married to Lateef Ahmad Baba of Ahm-e-Sharief in 2009. They have three kids was working as Head Nurse in the Department of Health.

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