Sameera’s family want accused to be hanged
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, May 16: The family member of 26-year-old Sameera Jan who was brutally murdered allegedly by her husband Bilal Ahmed Pandit on May 1, on Monday demanded death sentence against the accused.
Staging protests at Mushtaq Memorial Press Enclave in the City, the bereaved said the accused should be given no relaxation but a “punishment which will serve an eye-opener for others”.
“We want justice and nothing less than gallows for the accused … No other woman should become a victim the way our daughter became by being stabbed,” they said.
“Our daughter was in a family way, her murder was the killing of two innocent lives,” they shouted.
Pertinently on the fateful day Sameera was killed allegedly by her husband and in-laws at their Tanghar Kralpora residence in Budgam.
Sameera was married to her paternal cousin, Bilal son of Abdul Ahad in 2007.
Two months back, following some health problem, she had come to her parental home at Khanqah-e-Sokhta in Shahr-e-Khaas.
But on the fateful day she was on a visit to her uncle’s place at Kralpora where from Bilal had taken her to his home.
“At 10:30 PM(on the fateful day), some cries could be heard from the house… when we rushed in she was lying in a pool of blood while her in-laws and husband were absconding,” the witnesses had claimed.
While other accused were caught soon after the murder, Bilal was at large.
Finally after strenuous efforts of SSP Budgam Uttam Chand and his team the accused was caught from Pahar Ganj area of New Delhi.
Talking to the Greater Kashmir the SHO, Manzoor Ahmed who was personally investigating the case said: “He (Bilal) had killed her under a well planned conspiracy and managed to flee.”
“But we managed to grab him,” the SHO said.
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