Jammu & Kashmir

Bandipora: Authorities exhume woman’s body for investigation as family suspects murder

Hajin: Authorities on Saturday exhumed the body of a 35-year-old woman in Khumna village of Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district after receiving a complaint that she was ‘murdered’, an official said.

An official told said that the police along with the medical team reached the village and exhumed the body in presence of Naib Tehsildar Hajin.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Bandipora, Zaid Malik told Kashmir News Observer that the body has been taken for post-mortem and the exact cause of death can be ascertained after receiving the report.

Earlier, last week the deceased woman’s family staged a protest, demanding exhumation and post-mortem of their daughter who according to them was allegedly killed by her husband.

The family members alleged that their daughter was killed by her husband at Gund-Jahangir village on 07 June.

Demanding exhumation and post-mortem of the woman, the protesters said they thought their daughter had died of natural causes but a few days later they suspected that she was deliberately poisoned by the in-laws, “after which she died”.

“She talked with me on the phone in the evening. If she was sick she would have told me. Her in-laws were telling us that she was ill which led to her death, but it is a lie. She was deliberately poisoned and killed,” mother of deceased women had alleged during the protest.

“I need justice whoever killed my daughter should be put behind bars. How long will our daughters die like this, “she said.  “We didn’t know at first how our daughter had died. Later, an ‘Out-Patient Card’ of Sumbal hospital which belonged to my deceased daughter revealed that she had consumed some poison.”

Suhail Shafi, the deceased woman’s son said that her mother was already being harassed by her in-laws of which a case is going on in Baramulla women’s cell.

“We just want justice. Whoever killed my mother should be dealt with severely, ” he had said.

Earlier, a senior police officer had told the news agency that following the complaint from the deceased woman’s family, they have arrested her husband along with another person while proceedings are going on.


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