Man kills wife over ‘suspicion of extramarital affair’ in Kangan, arrested

Srinagar: A fortnight after a dead body of a woman from central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district was recovered from Nallah Sindh, Police on Thursday said that it has solved a blind case of murder by arresting her husband who planned her killing with his brother.

On the afternoon of July 9, 2020, after a group of local residents spotted a dead body floating on Nallah Sindh in Gonchi Mohalla Najwan area of Kangan, they subsequently informed the concerned police station about the incident.

Soon after receiving the information, a team of police reached on the spot and fished out the body from the rivulet with the help of locals.

On the same evening, police identified the deceased as Rubeena Jan, 28, wife of Abdul Majeed Khan, a resident of Gonchi Mohallah Najwan, Kangan.

As part of the procedure, Rubeena’s body was later taken to Sub-District-Hopsital Kangan for medico-legal formalities.

However, two weeks after the incident, police said that they have arrested Rubeena’s husband for strangulating her to death as the man told police that he was suspecting “extramarital affairs” from his wife.

Police said that 28-year-old Rubeena had gone missing on July 9, and her dead body was recovered by the police five days later on July 14-07-2020 from Nalla Sindh.

“In this regard, proceedings under registration number U/S 174 CRPC were initiated on the same day,” police said.

As the enquiry about the incident was set into the motion, police found out that the woman was murdered and a separate case under the registration number of U/S 302 IPC, was lodged at Police Station Kangan.

To solve the case, SSP Ganderbal Khalil Ahmed Poswal constituted a team of officials headed by SDPO Kangan Sheikh Tahir Amin, and SHO Kangan Aftab Ahmed Lone, to initiate the action.

Acting swiftly, the team arrested the accused Abdul Majeed Khan who confessed that he was “suspecting infidelity from his wife of having multiple love affairs” and she wanted to go back to his maternal home in West Bengal.

This led to a heated argument between the couple and he strangulated her to death. Police said that Khan had kept her body in his shop for 5 days and later with the help of his brother Nissar Ahmad Khan, threw the body into a Sindh rivulet from Akhal Bridge.

On his confession, Police with the help of FSL unit has recovered a rope used for strangulation, clothes of the victim, blood-stained cardboard and hair, from Khan’s possession.

Police added that further investigation in this regard is going on.


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