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Husband arrested for murdering wife

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Srinagar: Police in Ganderbal has solved a murder case and arrested the accused person who happens to be husband of the murdered woman.

Giving details, a police spokesman said that Ganderbal police recovered the dead body of a woman identified as Rubeena wife of Abdul Majeed Khan, resident of Gounci Mohalla Kangan from Nalla Sindh on 14th of July. She had gone missing on 09th July 2020.

“Accordingly, proceedings under section 174 CRPC in Police Station Kangan were initiated by the police. However, during the course of proceedings, the circumstances indicated it to be as a case of murder than a simple drowning. Thereafter, a proper case under section 302 IPC was registered in the said police Station and investigation was initiated,” said the spokesman.

During the course of investigation, the spokesman said, police team arrested the accused person namely Abdul Majeed Khan (husband of the deceased lady) who confessed that he was suspecting his wife of having multiple love affairs and she wanted to go back to her maternal home in West Bengal. This lead to heated arguments between the couple and the husband strangulated her to death.

The accused further disclosed that he kept her dead body in his shop for 5 days and later with the assistance of his brother Nissar Ahmad Khan threw the body into the river Sindh from Akhal Bridge.

The brother of the accused murderer is yet to be arrested.

On his confession and instance, rope used for strangulation, clothes of the victim, blood stained cardboard and hair were recovered with the assistance from FSL unit, said the spokesman.

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