Jammu & Kashmir

Husband kills wife using VDC member’s rifle, police says ‘investigation underway’

VDC members being given arms training in JK. [FIle Photo]

Jammu: A woman was killed when she was hit with a bullet fired by her husband from a rifle belonging to a VDC member in Surankote area of Poonch on Thursday. Whether it is a case of accidental killing or otherwise is being investigated, police said.

A police officer said that information received through reliable sources said that a 30-year-old woman identified as Rubina Kouser was killed due to bullet wounds at around 1:30 pm.

Immediately, he said, a police team rushed to the spot and arrested her husband Nassar Ahmad son of Nazir Hussain of Upper Murrah in Surankote. He said that a case has been registered and the weapon, a rifle of the VDC member, has been seized.

A police official said preliminary investigations have revealed that the fire was fired by Nassar Ahmad and further investigations are underway if the fire went off accidentally or by design. (GNS)

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