Son alongwith accomplice kills mother in south Kashmir
Police cracks case arrests two persons involved in the crime
Anantnag: Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday claimed to have solved a ‘mysterious’ death of a woman by arresting two accused persons including her elder son who had allegedly hatched a criminal conspiracy to snatch money from the deceased.
A police spokesman said that on 21-10-2022 police received an information stating that a woman identified as Razia Akhtar, wife of Manzur Ahmad Khan of Kehribal, aged about 45 years had slipped from a concrete slab.
“She was shifted to GMC Anantnag for treatment. The doctors had however declared her brought dead,” the statement said. Due to her prolonged matrimonial dispute, various allegations and counter allegations were making rounds in societal circles, police added.
“Accordingly, a Police Party was deputed from the Police Station Mattan, who after inspecting the scene of crime raised questions on the pattern of fall as it seemed suspicious. The Police decided to initiate proceedings under section 174 CRPC and the dead body was taken into the possession and medico-legal formalities were conducted. The legal heirs of the deceased later broke the doors of the mortuary and tried to take away the dead body,” the statement said.
Police said that the pattern of injuries on the dead body did not correlate the sequence of injuries one could possibly get in a slab fall.
“The assistance of the technical team at Anantnag was sought and on the basis of technical data various possibilities of death narrations were filtered out. Few suspects were identified and were called for questioning. During the course of questioning several contradictions were noted which were further worked on and two suspects were zeroed down. They were identified as Aqib Ahmad Khan, son of Manzur Ahmad Khan of Kehribal (Elder Son of Deceased) and Abid Hussain Ganie, son of Farooq Ahmad Ganie of Kanganhal Achabal presently residing at Her Mohalla Kehribal,” police added.
“These two persons have committed this offence for monetary motivation. Both of them have had a criminal conspiracy to snatch money from the deceased. At 3 PM Abid Hussain Ganie (co-accused) had visited the house of the deceased woman where his son Aqib Manzur Khan was waiting for him. Both of them tried to snatch money from the deceased which eventually led to a verbal spate,” police said.
Police said that Aaqib smashed his mother and forcefully punched her and she fell down in the kitchen. Then he with the help of his friend Abid managed to smash her head with a big stone causing grievous injuries to Razia,” police said.
“Then both the accused persons tried their best to portray it as an accidental death and even changed the position of the dead body. Even the slippers of the woman were put on the slab so that the murder could be passed off as an accidental death,” the police added.
“Later both the accused persons then fled away from the scene along with the money. Both after coming back joined the family members in a normal manner and took Razia to the hospital. They also joined the people who smashed the door of the mortuary in order to conceal themselves and to cover up the murder,” police said, adding that a case under FIR number 95/2022 under section 302, 34 IPC was registered and further investigation was taken up. “Both the accused persons have been arrested and the investigation is going on,” police said.