Blind murder case of youth solved in less than 6 hours

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 26: Bagh-e-Bahu police today claimed to have solved the blind murder case of a youth within 6 hours of the occurrence of the crime.
Addressing a press conference this evening, SP South, Vinay Sharma, said that at about 7 AM today, police station Bagh-e-Bahu received information that a male dead body is lying in an under construction community hall in Qasim Nagar area.
He said that a police team rushed to the spot and shifted the body to Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu for postmortem and accordingly inquest proceeding under Section 174 CrPc was initiated by police station Bagh-e-Bahu. The deceased was identified as Vikas Goswami (24) son of Satish Kumar Goswami, resident of Qasim Nagar.
The officer said police team recovered nothing from the spot except one glass and some water in a pot and there was not even a single clue at the crime scene. “However, when the police team started investigation, one person who used to sleep in the night in the under construction building (where crime occurred) was zeroed in on, who divulged that the deceased youth along with one Nitish Kumar Goswami son of Ashok Kumar Goswami had came in the intervening night of August 25 and 26 at the crime scene and they had a quarrel over some issue,” SP South said.
He said after getting clue, police station launched a searched operation for the accused and nabbed him from Railway Station Jammu from where he was about to flee to Rajasthan. The officer said that after sustained questioning by the police for over one hour, the accused admitted his crime.
“The accused admitted that he had a quarrel with Vikas after which in a fit of rage he attacked the latter with an iron rod in his head and abdomen and he succumbed to his injuries on the spot,” SP Vinay Sharma informed reporters.
The officer said that it was a totally blind murder but the police team of Bagh-e-Bahu police station led by SHO Sunil Sharma solved the case just in 4-5 hours. The officer said that he himself along with his subordinate, SDPO Rajinder Singh Rahi, was supervising the whole investigation.
He said the accused has been arrested and the inquest has been converted into a murder case and accordingly, a case FIR No 72 under Section 302 RPC has been registered at police station Bagh-e-Bahu.


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