SRINAGAR — Srinagar Police on Wednesday said it solved a blind murder case by arresting an accused involved in stabbing a man to death in Batamaloo area of Srinagar last evening.
Addressing a press conference, Superintendent of Police (SP) South Srinagar, Gaurav Sikarwar, as per the news agency KNO, said that a teenager had stabbed a man identified as Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, as the deceased was against the relationship between the accused and his daughter.
“Soon after the killing took place last evening, a case under FIR number 67 was registered and an investigation was taken up,” he said, adding that CCTV footage was analyzed and some suspects were identified.
“One of the suspects was zeroed in and he was questioned, following which he confessed to the crime, saying that he took revenge as he was in a relationship with the deceased’s daughter for the last one year,” SP South said.
He said the accused last evening got a chance and stabbed him with a sharp-edged weapon. “The case was cracked within hours as the accused was arrested at 2:00 AM in the night. Blood-stained shirt, trousers and the knife used in the crime were recovered,” he said.
Pertinently, a 45-year-old man was stabbed to death last evening in Batamaloo area of Srinagar following which police launched a probe to arrest the accused.
Meanwhile, police in a statement said that one juvenile (name withheld) has been arrested for murder in broad daylight in Batmaloo yesterday.
“He was having a romantic interest in the daughter of the victim. As he is above 16 years and the offence is heinous, a petition will be filed in court to treat him as an adult as per section 15 of Juvenile Justice Act 2015,” police said.