Ganderbal: The police in this central Kashmir district on Sunday claimed having solved a “blind murder case” by arresting a person within 12 hours.
On June 1, police station Kherbawni Tulmulla had received a written application from Ghulam Ahmad Khanday that his son Mohammad Yousuf Khanday aged about 43 years had gone missing since May 31.
The police said that on June 2, police station Kherbawni received information that a dead body of a middle-aged man was lying in an open field in Chundina village.
Briefing the media, the SSP of Ganderbal, Fayaz Lone said that the police party rushed to the spot investigation was initiated under FIR No 33/2018 under section 302/364 RPC registered in Police Station Kherbawni.
During the questioning of suspects, one person Mohammad Shafi Magray Son of Mohammad Sideeq Magray a resident of Chundiuna Ganderbal confessed to a shocking murder mystery, which was further corroborated by the technical team of the District police.
Revealing the details of the investigation, the SSP said that the accused person had borrowed Rs. 80,000 from the deceased person with a promise of paying him back within three months, but had failed to do so.
“The accused person with a criminal intent had asked the deceased person telephonically to meet him at a predefined location in order to get his money Rs. 80,000 back. Accordingly, the duo met at the predefined location. The accused person handed over a check to the deceased person and asked him to write a check on behalf of the accused person as he is illiterate.”
The SSP narrating the confession of the accused said that as Khanday (murdered) bowed down to write the check Magray, (murderer) hit his head on brain portion with a large stone, which he had already kept ready.
The murderer later him several more times to ensure that he was dead.
After the murder, Magray went away but before stealing a cash amount of Rs 13,500, ATM card, Aadhar Card, Mobile Phone and Pan Card of Khanday.
Later, to mislead the investigating agencies, Magray went to Pulwama and debunked the mobile phone and other stolen items of Khanday there.