Two brothers arrested for murdering their father, throwing dead body into the Srinagar lake

Srinagar: Police in Kashmir capital Srinagar have arrested two brothers for murdering their father and subsequently dumping his dead body into the Dal Lake, police said on Saturday.

A police official said that On 07/04/2022 on reliable information that an unidentified dead body was lying in the Dal lake near Akhoon Mohalla Foreshore road, Police station Nigeen swung into action and fished out the body from the said spot and shifted it to the hospital for medico-legal formalities. Subsequently, inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPc were initiated.

The body was identified as 62 year old Khurshid Ahamd Tota Son of Ghulam Nabi Tota resident of Elahibagh Soura area of Srinagar outskirts.

After medical formalities, the dead body was handed over to its legal heirs. The preliminary medical report revealed marks on the neck etc. Also, through an investigation into other suspicious circumstances, it came to fore that the deceased has been murdered by unknown persons who then threw the body into the Dal lake. Accordingly, case FIR No 34/2022 under section 302, 120 B, 201 was registered in Police station Nigeen and an investigation was taken up.

Through circumstantial evidence, oral witnesses, CCTVs, and technical analysis it came into fore that the deceased was killed by his family members at their home on the evening of 5th April after some altercation, and the body was kept at home for a day. On the evening of 6th April, after proper planning, they shifted the body in an I-20 vehicle and threw it into the Dal lake to conceal the crime. The two sons of the deceased have been arrested and the vehicle seized.

Further investigation and arrests will follow, police said.


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