By Shafat Mir
Anantnag: Police on Friday arrested Bilal Ahmed Sofi, son of Mohd Ashraf Sofi, resident of Kanelwan Anantnag for allegedly beating his wife, Simi Jan daughter of Ghulam Mohd Bhat, to death at her home in Luk Bhawan, Larkipora, Anantnag.
According to initial reports the couple was going through strained relationship for the past few months and on Thursday while having an altercation in front of family members, Bilal severely beat her up, leaving her unconscious.
Medics in District hospital Anantnag said, “We received an unconscious lady on Thursday and seeing her condition we asked the family to shift her to SKIMS Soura. She bore marks of physical torture on her body.”
Simi, was kept under medical observation overnight and on Friday morning she breathed her last.
SHO Anantnag, Ayaz Geelani while confirming the death said,
“A complaint about the beating incident was filed yesterday by the father of Simi Jan, and today in the morning we received the information about her death. An FIR has been registered in this case, no. 20/2017 under section 302. Her husband has been arrested and the investigations are on.”
Block Medical Officer, Verinag, Ruhi Iqbal said, “We have conducted a post mortem of the deceased at District hospital Anantnag, the report of which will come in some days. Only then the cause of death can be ascertained.”