Jammu and Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Mar 25: A murder mystery was today solved by police in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district and it has been revealed that a ‘flirt carpenter’ was killed by lover and brothers of the girl with whom he was allegedly trying to flirt. All the four including girl has been arrested by police.
A police spokesman said an unidentified male body was recovered from river Jhelum at Baniyari in Sumbal area of Bandipora district and the circumstantial evidence pointed that it was a murder.
“Accordingly a case FIR number 43/2016 under section 302 RPC was registered in Police Station Sumbal and the body was kept in mortuary for identification,” he said.
The spokesman said a Special investigation team (SIT) was constituted and investigation was taken up.”During the course of investigation a mobile phone bill was recovered from the deceased. The details of the bill were verified from concerned retailer which was found in the name of Bitu,” he said, adding that accordingly the SIT brought several persons who were close to the victim for questioning and team got some important leads.
On the basis of those leads four persons were detained, he said, adding that during the investigation it further surfaced that the slain man was carpenter by profession who was putting up in a rented accommodation at Fateh Kadal in Srinagar along with his associate Herjeet Singh of Amritsar in Punjab in the house of Shafat Ahmad Ganaie.
Herjeet Singh was having illegal affairs with a girl in the neighbourhood. On 03-02-2016 the said girl told Harjeet that his roommate Buta Ram @ Bitu was trying to flirt with her. Upon this connotation the Harjheet Singh planned to kill his roommate Bitu. He hatched a criminal conspiracy with the girl and her two brothers Umar Bashir Mir and Bilal Ahmad Mir for eliminating Buta.
During the intervening night of 03/04-02-2016 Harjeet Singh hit on the head of the victim by hammer and his associates Umar Bashir Mir, Bilal Ahmad Mir and their sister helped him in executing the plan of murder and destroying circumstantial evidence, said the police spokesman.
At about 04: 00 am, he said, the accused Harjeet Singh and Umar Bashir Mir wrapped the body of Bitu in a canvas sheet, thereafter took the body on a motorcycle and threw it into the river Jhelum from Nawakadal Bridge here at 05:00 am.
The spokesman said all the accused have been arrested and are on police remand. The matter was taken with the Punjab Police and the body of deceased has been handed over to his legal heirs for last rites, he added