Thugs deprive woman of money meant for daughter’s marriage in Central Kashmir’s Budgam


Two thugs deprived a woman of her hard-earned money in the name of magic in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

The naïve woman had set apart Rs 70,000 for her daughter’s marriage. Thugs befooled the mother-daughter duo in the absence of any male member in the house.

The incident occurred on 9 Muharram in Zurgund village of Budgam.

While talking to news agency Kashmir News Trust the daughter of the victim Saleem Bano wife of late Ghulam Muhammad Dar said that two persons entered their house with the claim that they double the money.

“The duo claimed that they provide amulets to people to ease their sufferings. They started telling us that all their problems will be solved while one of them asked my mother where she has kept the money meant for the marriage of her daughter,” she said.

“We were only two in the house. My mother trusted them and hoped that they will double the money. She handed over Rs 70,000 to them. I don’t know what happened then as I went to the kitchen to prepare tea for them. When I returned they handed over a weighty packet tied by a thread covered by Rs 10 note.”

One of them asked us to open the packet after 9 days. “I checked the weight of the packet and thought money is there but today when we opened it, there were pieces of paper.”

She said that they have registered a complaint at the police station.

The victim Saleema said that the money siphoned from her was meant for the marriage of her daughter.

An official said that CCTV footage has been obtained and efforts are on to nab both thugs. [KNT]


Tanveer Hussain

Tanveer Hussain is a video journalist working for news agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT) in Central Kashmir's Budgam.

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