Mother main suspect in kids’ killing

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, July 27: Police today said they believe the mother of the two kids who were murdered in Bemina this week is the prime suspect in killing them.
Addressing media persons at police headquarters, Senior Superintendent of Police Ashiq Bukhari said the investigations into the double-murder of the two kids at Bemina last week have found that the mother of these two children is the prime suspect in killing them.
Bukhari said they have completed the investigations and police is waiting for the Forensic reports and other technical parts like finger prints etc.
“The mother of the slain children seems to be mentally disturbed. However, the medical reports about her being schizophrenic are awaited.”
Last week, two children of an imam, two-year-old son Mohammad Hashim and four-year-old daughter Aalia, were brutally murdered while his wife was critically wounded at Bemina, on the outskirts of Srinagar, on Wednesday morning.
The gory incident occurred when the imam Iftikhar Ahmad and his associate were sleeping in the ‘hamam’ of a mosque at Iqbalabad, Bemina after ‘fajr’ prayers.
Police recovered a sharp-edged weapon and some blade packets from the crime scene.
Iftikhar, the imam, hails from border area of Gurez in North Kashmir and had moved to Iqbalabad’s Noor Masjid around three months ago.

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