Sumbal police solved the murder case within 24 hours by arresting wife of the deceased along her lover.
On 4 July the body of 32 year old Fayaz Ahmed Dar was found in bathroom at his residence in Vijipara Hajin.
Zamruda wife of the deceased was held by police, along with her paramour Showkat Ahmed Bhat resident of Khomina Hajin, on Saturday during investigation of the case.
Police said the accused killed 32 year old Fayaz Ahmed inside his house in Vijapara during the night of Shab-e-Qadar in such a way to make it seem like a suicide.
Earlier, some rope marks and injuries were found on neck of the deceased and people who suspected foul play behind the man’s death alerted the police. The body was sent to the Sumbal Hospital for post-mortem. Later police investigated the matter and constituted a special investigation team (SIT) under the supervision of DySP Sumabl Rashid Akbar.
Police have arrested Zamruda w/o the deceased and her lover Showkat Bhat.
“Investigation has revealed that wife of the deceased had illicit relation with Showkat,” DySP Rashid Akbar said.
Both primary accused had hatched the conspiracy few days before and executed it on the night of Shab-e- Qadar, police said.
Many suspected were arrested and it was wife of the deceased who admitted the crime, DySP said.
During the course of investigation, the deceased’s wife Zamrooda Begum was questioned about the murder of her husband but she denied of having any information about the incident. She was further questioned about her phone number and in reply she stated that she does not have any mobile phone from last two years. However her claim was contradicted by her teenage children, who stated that their mother was having a mobile phone and was using it covertly.
The investigation revealed that the deceased had doubts on her wife of having illegal relationship with one Showkat Ahmad Bhat son of Assad-ul-lah resident of Kumina Baharabad Hajin due to which some differences had developed in their wedlock.
Accordingly the suspect Showkat was brought into police custody for questioning. During questioning he disclosed that he had illegal affairs with the wife of deceased and had grown closer to her during past few years.
The investigation further revealed that few days ago, Showkat and the wife of the deceased Zamrooda hatched a criminal conspiracy about the murder of Fayaz Dar. On the intervening night of 2nd and 3rd of the instant month Zamrooda communicated with her boyfriend on phone and asked him to come his house and kill her husband. At about 2230 Hours Zamrooda had kept the window of the room open to let Showkat in. They went to the room of the deceased and killed him in his sleep. Accused Showkat held deceased tightly by his hands and sat on his chest while as Zamrooda has pressed tightly on neck until his last breath.
Police have registered case under FIR Number 42/ 2016.