Woman smothered to death by in-laws, five held
Srinagar: A woman was allegedly smothered to death by her in-laws in the Bemina area following which five members of the family were arrested, a police spokesperson said on Wednesday.
The in-laws took the woman Tasleema Bani (38) to a hospital on June 26, but doctors there declared her dead on arrival, he said.
According to the post-mortem report, asphyxiation was the cause of the woman’s death.
A case of murder was registered and five people including the woman’s husband Shahnawaz Dar, her mother-in-law, brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law were arrested, the police spokesperson said.
He identified the arrested family members as Hafeeza Begum W/o Ghulam Qadir Dar, Sumiyaa W/o Parvaiz Ahmad Dar, Siaqa W/o Yasir Ahmad Dar, Parvaiz Ahmad Dar S/o Ghulam Qadir Dar and Shahnawaz Ahmad Dar S/o Ghulam Qadir Dar, all residents of NR Colony Bemina.