SRINAGAR: A court in Srinagar on Friday deferred the proceedings in the murder case of a lady killed by her paramour in Srinagar outskirts three months ago. The case has been scheduled for hearing on May 11.
Neelofar Jan, wife of a bank employee posted in Kupwara was found murdered at her house in Botshah Kadal locality of Lalbazar in Srinagar outskirts on January 19. After initial investigations, police arrested Sheeraz Ahmad Alai, a resident of Budgam who later confessed to his involvement in the murder.
The police did not present the accused lodged in central jail Srinagar on the first hearing of the case. Two jewelers have also been booked in the case as the accused has sold the golden ornaments he looted from the house after committing the crime and sold them against an amount of Rs 79000. The jewelers have been bailed out. An FIR No 01/2017 U/S 302, 454, 380 RPC of police station Lal Bazar was registered in this connection.
As per the case diary accused Alai aged 27 years of Moucha Budgam has confessed before the police that on 19th January, he visited the deceased home and during an interaction he had a heated argument with the lady which led to scuffle and he strangulated her before taking away all her jewelry After committing the crime, police said, Alai disposed off some of the jewelry in
Chadoora and proceeded to Jammu. On his return he disposed off the rest of the jewelry. The accused got two cheques worth Rs 79000 from the two persons as cost of the jewelry which was encashed by him. On his instance, the jewelry was recovered and the accused was formally arrested in the case.
The accused confessed that he knew the deceased lady as they were in a relationship for a long time and he often visited her house at Botakadal. The lady was married to a bank employee posted at Kupwara who remained most of the times at the place of posting leaving his life alone.
The proceedings of the case under section 174 CrPC were initiated and after medico legal formalities, the challan was produced in the court and the case was transferred from Ist Munsif to 2nd additionalPrincipal District and Sessions court.