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Woman allegedly killed by her husband in Bandipora village, in-laws go into hiding

Bandipora, Dec 21: A 23-year-old woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Saderkoot Payeen village in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Monday morning.

Reports said after spotting body of the women in her room on Monday morning, locals immediately informed police. Police later reached the spot and recovered the body in mysterious conditions. Police officials confirmed the incident and said that a case under various sections of law has been registered in police post-Ajas and further investigation has been initiated.

According to Police officials, the woman (name withheld), who was in her early twenties, hailed from Laharwalpora village of the district and had reportedly run into a domestic dispute with her in-laws.

The officials said that the medico-legal formalities have been conducted and specimens sent to FSL for further investigation in this regard.

The family, relatives and the neighbours have alleged that the woman was killed by her husband who from day one had been psychologically and physically abusing her. Even the family elders and villagers had intervened a couple of times urging him to resolve the matter and also a case of domestic violence was registered in this regard with police.

Woman’s sister and relatives said that her husband is a drug addict and would involve in the fight with their sister and her family over petty issues while also giving their sister a bad name.

The concerned Police officer, Qaisar Bashir, corroborated with the claims raised by relatives that the woman has been running with some dispute with the husband and in-laws and same was being tried to get resolved with the help of village elders and the families.

According to the officer, the woman was living in a separate room while the husband who after her death is absconding along with other family members. He said that the cousin living nearby came for a phone charger in the morning but the deceased didn’t open the room and didn’t even answer the calls so suspecting something fishy a little boy was sent inside through window who saw the woman lying still while as her husband wasn’t there. The other family members which included her husband’s father and mother were up like routine to have tea in the Kitchen, he said.

Meanwhile, locals and the family urged authorities to take strict action against the culprits so that it serves as a lesson to everyone so the daughters are not treated as punching bags.

The body has been handed over to the family for last rites after completion of Medico-legal formalities, while the in-laws of the woman including her husband were absconding when the report was filed. (PTK)

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