Bandipora: The police on Monday registered a case of murder under Section 302 of the Ranbir Penal Code against Zumruda, the wife of Fayaz Ahmad Dar, 32, of Vijpara Sonwari, and Showkat Ahmad of Khumna Bharabad, for together strangulating to death Fayaz Ahmad Dar on the night of Shab-e-Qadr, July 3, Saturday.
Fayaz Ahmed Dar was found dead in the washroom of his residence in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
The police said that his wife Zamruda, along with her lover Showkat Ahmed, had killed her husband on Saturday night.
Police said the two killed Fayaz inside his house in such a way as to make it seem like suicide.
Local had suspected foul play after finding the body of Fayaz under mysterious circumstances and had informed the police.
“The body was sent to the Sumbal hospital for post-mortem. Later, police investigated the matter and constituted a special investigation team (SIT) under Deputy SP of Sumbal, Rashid Akbar,” police said.
“Investigation has revealed that wife of the deceased had illicit relation with Showkat,” Dy SP Rashid Akbar said in a press conference on Monday.
The officer said that Zumruda and Showkat had hatched the conspiracy a few days ago and executed it on the night of Shab-e-Qadr.
He said the wife of the deceased had admitted her crime.
Dar had three children from his wife, two sons and a daughter.