Shopian: Police have arrested five brothers on charge of murdering their uncle over a land dispute in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said.
Five brothers– Mohammad Shafi Dar, Mohammad Yousuf, Bilal Ahmad, Gulzar Ahmad and Nisar Ahmad sons of Ghulam Nabi Dar are residents of Tharuna village where a murder took place on February 24 over a land dispute.
Station House Officer Shopian Feroz Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that Nazir Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar died after the accused allegedly hit him in his abdomen repeatedly following an altercation on a land dispute.
Police have registered an FIR No 28/2016 under sections 302,147, 148, 149 and 323 RPC. The accused have been remanded in police custody till March 09.
Police, however, said during preliminary investigation they had not found any external injury. “We are still investigating the case and everything would be clear after the autopsy report is received,” a police official said.