Srinagar, Dec 30: Police today claimed to have solved a rape and murder case of a woman in Baramulla district within six hours by arresting the accused.
Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Baramulla, Shafqat Hussain told reporters that on December 29 at 02:00 pm, the Police Post Delina received information that an unidentified body of a lady is lying in orchards of Jahama village in the district.
“A police party rushed on the spot and inquest proceedings were initiated. During the course of inquest, the deceased lady was identified and it came to forth that she has been murdered by some unknown persons,” he said.
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The ASP said that a case under FIR number 228/2017 under section 302 RPC was registered and investigation started. “During the course of investigation, it has come to forth that the deceased lady was accompanying her ailing mother at District Hospital, Baramulla and went missing during the intervening night of December 28 and 29. It also came to forth during investigation that said lady was lured by one person namely, Gulzar Ahmad Malik.
“The accused hired a Maruti Van from District Hospital Baramulla and alongwith woman he de-boarded at Jahama Railway crossing. The accused took the victim to nearby orchards where the deceased lady and the accused had tiff over some issue after which the accused raped the lady and later on killed by hitting her head with a stone,” the ASP said.
He said that the accused later fled from the spot. “The body of the victim was handed over to the relatives after completion of medico-legal formalities. The case was solved within a record period of six hours by police. Accused person, namely Gulzar Ahmad Ganie has been arrested,” the ASP Baramulla added.