The Court of Judicial Magistrate (1st class) Aishmuqam has rejected the bail application of four youth accused of passing obscene remarks on a scooty borne post-graduate law student and crushing her to death while performing stunts along the Khanabal-Pahalgam ( KP) road area of the district.
The 23-year-old Iram Moh ud din of Hutmurah village of Mattan pursuing LLM from University of Kashmir was mowed down by a speedy alto car early this month near Akad while driving towards Aishmuqam. Her pillion mate, high school student survived with minor injuries.
Police initially registered a case under FIR no 304 RPC ( accident) in police station Aishmuqam and while arresting all the three accused they started investigations.
Later the accused were also booked under section 294 RPC (obscene act and songs).
The arrested youth included; Suwair Ahmad Guru s/o Tariq Ahmad Goru; Shahid Ahmad Karchoo s/o Ghulam Kadir Karchoo both from Boat colony- Khanabal locality of Anatnag town and Bilal Ahmad Wajal s/o Ali Muhamad Wajal of Anchidora locality of Anantnag town.
The prosecution and the counsel of the witness both vehemently opposed the bail on the grounds that the accused have committed a heinous and non- bailable offence.
"If the accused persons are released they can tamper with the prosecution evidence and hamper with the investigation," the prosecution held while filing the objections.
Counsel of the parents of the deceased girl who have also moved the application before the court also prayed that the bail of the accused be turned down.
"The accused passed on obscene comments towards the deceased and later deliberately and intentionally hit her scooty with the result of which it skidded off the road resulting into his death. These youth happen to be anti-social and vulgar and are involved in a case of murder. So, granting bail to them will send a wrong signal and embolden such elements in the society," argued Advocate Qayoom Qadri, the counsel of the victim.
He informed the court that the bereaved family and public have high hopes of getting justice.
After hearing the arguments, the judicial magistrate Aishmuqam, Romesh Lal rejected the bail application of the accused.
"Keeping in view the circumstances of the case at this stage the accused persons don't deserve the concession of bail and hence their application stands out rightly rejected," the judge held.