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Man arrested for murder in Udhampur

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Jammu: Police on Wednesday claimed to have solved a murder case of a 42-year-old man whose throat slit body was recovered in Udhampur district two days ago.

Bikram Kumar, a resident of Basantgarh, was arrested, a police spokesperson said, adding the accused turned out to be the lover of victim Puran Chand’s wife.

He said the body of Chand, a resident of Balota Upperla village, was recovered from nearby Lakhera Nallah on Monday after which a case of murder was registered.

Kumar confessed to the crime and revealed that he had a relationship with the deceased’s wife, the spokesperson said, adding the accused had a scuffle with him on October 22 at his residence.

The spokesperson further said that the weapon used in the crime was also recovered.

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