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SRINAGAR — Six members of a family were found dead on Wednesday under suspicious circumstances at their residences in Jammu, police said.

Of the six bodies recovered, two were found in one house and four in another house in Tawi Vihar in Sidhra locality on the outskirts of Jammu city. Five of the deceased are from Marmat Doda and one from Barzulla area of Srinagar.

As per official reports, at around 10 PM, a telephonic call was received by the police from a woman in Barzulla Srinagar, regarding suspicion that her brother namely Noor-ul-Habib was not picking up her calls and she has apprehension about some untoward happening to him.

Accordingly, police parties of police post Sidhra and Police Station Nagrota rushed to the spot and found the doors of the house bolted from inside.

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“It was found by the police party that the dead bodies are laying in the house. On this, a team of FSL and photographers of the Crime section of PCR were called in,” a police official said.

The locals of the area informed that the four dead bodies are of Noor-ul-Habib son of Habib Ullah, Sakina Begum widow of Ghulam Hassan, Sajad Ahmed son of Farooq Ahmed Magray and Nassema Akhter daughter of Ghulam Hassan.

The locals also informed that there is another house which belongs to one of the deceased, the police officer said.

The police party went there, opened the doors and found two more bodies, identified as Rubina Bano and her brother Zafar Salim.

In terms of relation, sources said the deceased include Sakina Begum, her two daughters—Naseema Akhter and Rubina Bano, son Zafar Salim and two others—Noor Ul Habib and Sajad Ahmad.

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Meanwhile, senior police officers including SSP Jammu Chandan Kolhi (IPS) also rushed to the spot and directed for a thorough probe into the incident. A SIT headed by Sanjay Sharma (SP Rural), Pardeep Kumar (SDPO Nagrota), Inspector Vishav Partap (SHO Nagrota) and SI Majid Hussain (IC PP Sidhra) has been formed to investigate the matter.

A doctor at the medical college told some reporters that all these dead bodies had a drip line attached to them, adding that the cause of their death would be known after the post-mortem.

Police said the post-mortem would be conducted after the family members of the deceased reach Jammu.

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