Farmer arrested for killing woman over cattle grazing issue in Srinagar, says police

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed to have arrested a man for killing a woman in Harwan area of Srinagar.

In a statement, police said that on September 26, Police Station Harwan received a complaint from one person identified as Mohd Taj Awan, son of Mohd Younis Awan, a resident of Badwan Rajouri, at present Danihama near Chandpora Bridge Harwan alleging that his mother identified as Subza Begum, wife of Mohammed Younis Awan, a resident of Badwan Rajouri, had home for grazing goats at around 05:00 pm and some unknown person had hit her on the head causing injuries which subsequently led to her death.

Accordingly, a case FIR No 74/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Harwan and investigation was taken up.

Later, police started rounding up suspects and questioning witnesses in the instant case. Based on statements of witnesses, questioning of suspects as well as technical evidence, police apprehended one accused person identified as Ghulam Jeelani Bhat, son of Ghulam Mohd Bhat, a resident of Danihama Harwan involved in the commission of a crime.

During the investigation, Bhat disclosed that on September 26, in the evening hours he was “infuriated by the presence of the deceased lady in his agricultural field where the woman was grazing her goats. In provocation, he had hit the deceased lady with a Lathi (Stick) in her head. Based on his disclosure, the weapon of offence (“Lathi”) was recovered near the scene of occurrence.

Accordingly, he has been arrested and a test identification parade was carried out in presence of the Magistrate and independent witnesses. The test identification parade further corroborated with the disclosure made by the accused.  Further investigation into the case is in progress.


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