Police arrest elder brother following fatal Sopore family altercation

SOPORE — Following a tragic family altercation in Sopore, the police have swiftly apprehended the elder brother accused of causing the death of his younger sibling, sources said on Saturday.

Official sources disclosed that the incident unfolded in Wadoora, prompting a rapid response from law enforcement.

During the altercation, Abid Ahmad Bhat sustained severe injuries allegedly inflicted by his brother. The police promptly registered case FIR No. 02/2024 under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code at Police Station Bomai.

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Abid was initially rushed to SDH Sopore for urgent medical attention. However, he tragically succumbed to his injuries today (February 6, 2024), while undergoing treatment at SKIMS Soura.

Following requisite medico-legal procedures, the accused, identified as Tawseef Rashid Bhat, son of Abdul Rashid Bhat, was taken into custody in connection with the case.

Authorities have categorized the incident under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code, marking it as a case of alleged murder. The investigation is currently ongoing as law enforcement officials diligently pursue leads and gather evidence related to the tragic event.

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