MYSTERIOUS MURDER CASES SOLVED, 03 ACCUSED ARRESTED BY KISHTWAR POLICE
Rising Chenab News
Kishtwar, Sept. 11,2021
Report:- Sorav Rathore
“`In yet another major achievement, Kishtwar Police has solved a bilnd murder case of one Smt. Neetu Devi W/o Lokesh Kumar R/o Horna Tehsil Mughal Maidan District Kishtwar. On 11-07-2021 an inquest proceedings U/Sec. 174 Cr.PC into the suspicious death of one Smt. Neetu Devi was initiated vide DDR No. 13 at P/S Chatroo. The inquest proceeding was initiated when it came to know from the paternal side that the in-laws of the deceased lady were performing last rites of the deceased without informing to her parents. Initially the in laws of the deceased lady stated that the deceased lady has committed suicide by hanging herself, but during the course of enquiry, some foul play into the matter was substantiated by the enquiry officer and accordingly the inquest proceedings was converted into FIR No. 51/2021 U/Sec. 302/IPC of Police Station Chatroo.
Keeping in view the sensitivity of the case, SSP Kishtwar Sh. Shafqat Hussain Batt-JKPS constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the supervision of Addl. SP Kishtwar Sh. Rajinder Singh-JKPS headed by Sh. Dheeraj Singh Katoch, Dy. SP DAR, supervisory officer of PS Chatroo alongwith SHO Police Station Chatroo Inspector Sandeep Parihar. The SIT so constituted collected evidences, lifted some suspects for questioning and during the course of investigation & sustained questioning of the suspects it was established that the deceased lady Smt. Neetu Devi was murdered by her husband namely Lokesh Kumar S/O Isher Dass, Gowash Lal (Brother in-law) S/O Duni Chand & Devki Devi (mother-in-law) by strangulating her with a duppata & hands. Accordingly on the basis of investigation viz-a-viz statement of witnesses and other evidences, the SIT established the role of Lokesh Kumar (husband of deceased) S/O Isher Dass, Gowash Lal S/O Duni Chand R/O Dabran Horna Tehsil Mughal Maidan District Kishtwar and Devki Devi (mother-in-law of deceased) behind the mysterious murder by strangulating the deceased lady. The accused persons after committing the heinous crime shifted the dead body of the deceased to a nearby Committee Hall and hanged it with a hook using Dupatta to pretend that the deceased has committed suicide.
During investigation, it came to fore that the in-laws of the deceased lady wanted to get another marriage of Lokesh Kumar (husband of deceased) solemnized somewhere else for which they carried out such a heinous crime in a planned manner. All the above accused persons were taken into custody and presently are lodged in District Jail Kishtwar.“`