Police register case in Sopur trader’s murder
Sopur, Dec 22: Punjab police Tuesday registered a case and started investigation in the “mysterious” killing of Ishfaq Ahmad Bhat, a trader of Bagat-Batapora here in Phagwara (Punjab) allegedly by his in-laws, Ishfaq’s father, Muhammad Yousuf, said.
Bhat said 14 years ago, Ishfaq was pursuing a pilot training course at Hisar Flying College in Punjab where he met Ravender Kour daughter of Iqbal Singh of Phagwara. With the passage of time, the duo got attached to each other and decided to marry.
After finishing their training, Bhat said, they went to Pune and performed Nikah. Ravender Kour embraced Islam and assumed a new name, Ruby. After their Nikah, they shifted to Sopur where they lived for three years. After that the couple went to Pune, where they started their own business.
Meanwhile, Ruby gave birth to a boy, whose was christened as Rohit Ishfaq. Ishfaq decided to circumcise his son, which became a bone of contention between the spouses, Bhat said, adding that after the family got the boy circumcised, Ruby left for Punjab along with Rohit. She refused to return despite persuasions by Ishfaq.
Bhat said the differences prompted Ishfaq to file a petition in the Batala court which asked Ishfaq to deposit Rs 3.5 lakh for the child. He deposited the money in the Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Court Road Srinagar branch, he said. After that Ruby came to Sopur and stayed here for a few months. However, she again went to Punjab and refused to return, which led to their divorce, he said, adding that Ruby prepared a fake death certificate of her husband, which Ishfaq challenged in the court.
For Ishfaq’s security, Bhat said, Punjab police had assigned two constables to guard him. “While proceeding to the court, some unidentified persons attacked him and killed him, even when the policemen were escorting him,” Bhat said, accusing Ruby’s father and her brother for it.
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