SRINAGAR, June 3: Police solved the murder mystery of a man within 12 hours of the incident in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district today.
A Police spokemsman said that on June 01, Police Station Kheerbawani received a missing report of one Mohammad Yousuf Khanday.
He said in this regard, a missing report was lodged in Police Station Kheerbawani and investigation was started. On June 2, information was received that a body is lying in the open fields of adjoining areas of village Chundina and Shalabugh. Accordingly, a police party headed by SHO Kheerbawani reached the spot and recovered the body. The body was later identified as Mohammad Yousuf Khanday.
“After completion of medico legal formalities, the body was handed over to his legal heirs for last rites. In this regard a case FIR Number 33/2018 under Section 364/302 RPC of PS Kheerbawani was registered and investigation was taken up,” he said.
The spokesman said that during the course of investigation, a number of suspects were called for questioning. During questioning, one suspect namely Mohammad Shafi Magrey, a resident of Chundina confessed the crime and revealed a shocking murder mystery which was further corroborated by the technical team of the district.
He said the accused person had a financial dispute with the deceased person. The accused person had borrowed Rs. 80,000 from the deceased person with a promise of paying him back within three months, but has failed to pay him back.
The accused person had the information that Mohammad Yousuf Khanday (the deceased) is visiting J&K Bank Branch Chundina on May 31. The accused person with a criminal intent asked the deceased person telephonically to meet him at a predefined location in order to get his money Rs. 80,000 back. The duo met at the predefined location. The accused person has handed over his cheque book to the deceased person and asked the deceased person to write a cheque on behalf of the accused person as the accused person is illiterate. The moment deceased person bowed down to write the cheque, the accused person hit his hind brain portion with a large stone, which was already kept there by the accused person and there after he hit him several times on the head, neck and chest,” he said.
The spokesman said that the accused person after getting the confirmation about the death of the deceased person took away his ATM card, Aadhar card, Mobile phone, Pancard and cash of rupees 13500 and fled from the spot.