Police file chargesheet in Nowgam murder

Police file chargesheet in Nowgam murder
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Victim’s wife, paramour produced in court

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday filed the charge sheet in the murder case of Abiroo Shafi Bhat of Khwajapora, Nowgam.
The accused in the case are the wife of the deceased Asifa, and her paramour Moulvi Tanveer Lelhari.
The murder case was cracked by a police team led by SHO Nowgam police station Syed Showket Bukhari.
Police has booked the accused for murder and criminal conspiracy.
The charge sheet was filed before the court of chief judicial magistrate Srinagar and the accused were produced before the court.
According to the charge sheet, Asifa was caught red-handed by her husband while talking to her Paramour( Moulvi) on phone. After this, the deceased had asked one of his cousins to give him call details of the number.
After wife learnt about the plan of Husband seeking call details, she went to her maternal home and called up the Moulvi. Then the duo hatched the conspiracy to kill Abiroo and as per the plan the wife kept her minor girl child at her maternal home in Aloochibagh.
The murder plan was executed between 12 and 12.30 am on the night of 10 March 2018 after the wife gave a glass of sedative laced milk to the deceased.
According to the plan the Moulvi jumped the wall of the house and entered inside the room through a window, which had been left open by the wife of the deceased.
When Abiroo was in deep slumber and was affected with sedatives, the Moulvi and Asifa strangulated him. Later Moulvi stayed in the house for night and left early morning. After that he took a train from Nowgam railway station for his Pulwama home.
The Duo during their confession revealed that they were planning to marry and had been in relationship for more than a year.
The Moulvi, was very popular in the locality, used to deliver Friday sermons in the nearby mosque and had lunch several times on the deceased’s invitation at his home.
The deceased had probably got a whiff of the illicit relationship between the two and had informed the local head of Jamiat-e-AhliHadees, about Moulvi’s behavior. The moulvi, who taught in a private school in Pampore, had been asked not to deliver sermons after that.