Wife, Paramour Drugged; Strangulated Sarpanch To Death

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Srinagar: Police on Thursday claimed to have solved the mystery shrouding the suicide of a Sarpanch in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district by arresting his wife and her paramour, who had carried out the murder in a filmy style.

On October 12, police received information that the Sarpanch Javid Ahmad Dar has committed suicide by hanging himself at his home in Zurmanz village of the district, a police spokesperson said. Accordingly, he said proceedings under section 174 CRPC were initiated.

The police, he said constituted a Special Investigating Team (SIT) and during the course of investigation and from spot visit, it surfaced that the case looks more of a murder than suicide.

“In this connection, many suspects were brought for questioning. Proceedings in the case revealed that wife of the deceased along with another person identified as Shahzad Ahmad Dar, who were in extra marital affair with each other, administered some sedative drugs to deceased and strangulated him to death,” the police spokesperson said.

Both the persons, he said have admitted their involvement in the commission of crime and have been arrested.

“Consequently, a case FIR No. 116/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Bandipora and further investigation into the matter has been initiated,” the police spokesperson added.

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