Budgam rape, murder case: Police files charge sheet

Mourners inside a makeshift tent pitched outside the victim's house in Soibug Budgam. [FPK Photo/ Kaisar Ali]

Budgam: Police on Thursday said that it presented challan in brutal rape and murder case of a woman in Soibug, in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Budgam.

In a statement, the police said that the case pertains to the missing report lodged in Police Post Soibug of a woman on March 8, 2023 and later on it was discovered during search that she had been murdered abd her body dismembered.

During investigation, police arrested the accused person Shabir Ahmad Wani of Mohanpora Budgam for his involvement in the commission of crime and a case FIR No 53/23 under section 302 IPC was lodged in Police Station Budgam.

It was further revealed that the victim had been raped before being murdered and dismembered. This led to the addition of the rape charge under section 376 of the IPC.

The spokesman further stated that the accused Shabir Ahmad Wani is currently in judicial custody.

The charge sheet containing charges under Sections 302, 376 and 201 of the IPC has been produced in the court of Hon’ble Chief Judicial Magistrate Budgam, reads the statement. (GNS)

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