Murder of teenage girl triggers protest
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Srinagar, Aug 24: Murder of a teenage girl triggered massive protests at Tangmarg in north Kashmir on Tuesday.
The 17-year old Sameera daughter of Muhammad Maqbool of Payeen Khaipora had been missing since Monday morning.
“She left home at 10:00 am to bring vegetables from kitchen garden. When she didn’t return we grew anxious and searched for her but we were unable to locate her,” her family members said.
They said the girl from nearby village Moghulpora was first one to see victim’s body lying in her kitchen garden.
“There were no blood stains on the ground. It seemed that she had been murdered somewhere else and then her body was thrown in the garden. There were violence marks on her head, chest, legs and arms,” locals said.
“Doctors who performed autopsy on examination of marks told us that she had died while saving her honour,” locals added.
Later doctors conducted the pots-mortem of the body at Sub District Hospital Tangmarg.
When contacted the Block Medical Officer Tangmarg Dr G.M Dar said, “It was revealed that her head had blunt injury and neck was fractured.”
He said that they would dispatch viscera to FSL Srinagar for medical examination to ascertain the cause of the death.
“On examination by a female doctor, no spermatozoa was found,” he added.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, the Deputy Superintendent of Police Tangmarg Muhammad Rafiq said that police have registered a murder case.
An FIR No. 80 under section 302 RPC has been registered in connection with the case, he added.
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Lastupdate on : Tue, 24 Aug 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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