Man strangles wife to death in central Kashmir, arrested: Police

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Srinagar Jail. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

Budgam: A man was arrested for killing his wife three weeks after marrying her in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said on Saturday.

In a statement, police said, on 02,12,2022, Police Station Budgam received information that one woman namely Muslima wife of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat resident of Nasrulla Pora Budgam, aged about 36 years old had died but the dead-body bears visible ligature marks which makes the cause of death suspicious.

Police said a party along with senior police officers rushed to the spot to examine the scene of crime/house where the woman was found dead. During the initial investigation, many pieces of evidence were collected. Besides, during the examination of the dead body, visible ligature marks on the neck of the deceased lady were found, and subsequently the dead body was taken into possession by police for legal formalities.

Accordingly, today post mortem of the dead body was conducted at GMC Srinagar in presence of a Magistrate under proper videography. Simultaneously, the husband of the deceased lady Ghulam Mohammad Bhat was taken into custody for questioning. During sustained questioning, the accused admitted to having killed his wife by strangulation which he had pre-planned as corroborated by the preliminary post-mortem report.

It is pertinent to mention that the deceased woman belonged to Kolkata and had been married to the accused just 20 days ago.

In this regard, a Case vide FIR No. 393/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Budgam and further investigation is in progress.


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