Protesters torch house of man who ‘killed’ his fiancée in Shopian

Srinagar: Protesters Tuesday torched the house of a National Conference Panch in south Kashmir’s Shopian district after the body of his son’s fiancée was fished out of a stream. Less than two weeks ahead of marriage, Aitmad Dar, son of Mohammad Yusuf Dar, resident of Ayeind Rawalpora in the district allegedly pushed Tawheeda Jan to death on August 17 in Aharbal.
Sources said her body was fished out today sparking protests.
As soon as her body was fished out protest began in the district and house, cowshed and the orchard of the accused was torched.
On day of incident, Jan left her home after she received a phone call from Aitmad asking her to meet him at the tourist spot of Aharbal.
However, when Jan didn’t return home till late, her family filed a complaint with the police.
On sustained questioning, Aitmad confessed that he had pushed Jan into the Aharbal waterfall after a heated argument with her,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Manzoor Ahmad had said.
Aitmad and Jan, both residents of Awend Rawalpora village in Shopian, were scheduled to be married on the 28th of this month.
Police were still investigating the cause of the heated argument between Aitmaad and Tawheeda. But sources say Atimad was seeing another girl that led to altercation.
A case FIR no 275/under section 364 (kidnapping for murder) RPC has been registered against Aitmad who is under detention.

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