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North Kashmir Man killed wife after a brawl over “Mehr” and gold ornaments: Police

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Srinagar: Police reported Tuesday that a mysterious murder case of a woman was resolved by arresting the accused individual within a week in the village of SK Payeen in the district of Bandipora in north Kashmir.

An official told the Kashmir News Observer (KNO) news agency that on 21 December police Post Ajas received a written complaint from one person namely AB Rehman Matahanji, son of Abdul Gaffar Matahanji, a resident of Bandipora’s Laharwalpora village, stating that her husband killed his daughter namely Afrooza Bano, aged around 25 years.


Afrooza was married to one Shabir Ahmad Pahloo, son of Nazir Ahmad Pahloo, a resident of S K Payeen village of Bandipora and she was found dead on 21 December at her in-laws home.

The official stated that Case FIR No.177/2020 under section 302 IPC was registered in PS Sumbal and investigations were taken up upon receipt of this information.

A police party led by DO Ajas Inspector Qaiser Bashir immediately swung into action to act on this complaint and recovered the body of the deceased woman. “The body was handed over to legal heirs for last rites after completion of all medical legal formalities,” he said.

The official said that the position of the deceased husband surfaced during the course of the investigation and a manhunt was launched to nab him.

The accused was arrested after strenuous efforts and confessed during interrogation that the pair were engaged in a brawl over Mehar and golden ornaments on the night of 20 and 21 December and he strangled his wife to death,” he said.”

The official said that the case is undergoing further investigation (KNO)

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