Jammu & Kashmir : Woman found dead mysteriously with 90 % burn injuries


A body of 43-year-old woman with 90 % burn injuries was recovered from Dhamhal- Hanjipora village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday.

Station House Officer (SHO) concerned told  that a body of the woman identified as Shakeela Akther, 43, wife of Abdul Hameed Bhat of Rambhama village was recovered with 90 % burn injuries.

SHO said it would be premature to draw any conclusion regarding the death. Given the extent of the burn injuries, it seems petrol has been used.

Asked whether it is a death related to domestic violence, the officer said that it would be premature right now to say and investigations will reveal everything, SHO said.


A case under FIR 6/2018 u/s 309 RPC has been registered and we will investigate all the angles to ascertain the incident”, SHO said.

Meanwhile, after conducting all legal formalities, the mortal remains of the deceased were handed over to her legal heirs for last rites.