Srinagar, Oct 9: Police on Tuesday said it solved a case involving murder of a businessman, Nazir Mahajan, whose body was recovered by police on September 25, a day after he went missing from his shop at Boulevard Road.
The Senior Superintendent of Police Srinagar, S A Mujtaba, told reporters at a press conference here that Nazir Mahajan was murdered by his son Zubair Mahajan at his shop in KohnaKhan Dalgate.
"After detailed investigations Police found Mahajans son Zubair, 22, had killed his father," the SSP said.
Mahajan, a dealer of Kashmir handicrafts, was last seen on his shop on September 24. His body was recovered next day from Income Tax Office lane in Raj Bagh.
"Police recovered the body and took the samples from the spot. Some tyre marks of a vehicle were also found by police," Mujtaba said.
After studying details of the calls, it was found that before leaving his shop Mahajan had talked to his friend Bilal Ahmad of Sonwar at 10.36 AM. Bilal had told police that Mahajan and he talked about some business deal.
However, Mahajans son Zubair had told police that Mahajan was going to meet his friend Farid Ahmad of Amda Kadal and they together were then going to meet a chartered accountant.
But Farid had not met Mahajan, and claimed that he was in Islamabad on that day.
"After contradictory statements, Police got suspicious and during investigations it was found that on September 24 when the deceased was seen last Zubair was inside the showroom and he had asked his salesman to lock the shop from outside," the SSP said, adding that the police party had found some blood stains inside the shop.
The SSP said, when the call details of the cell phone of Zubair were examined, it was found that he was in constant contact with one of his friends, Suhail Ahmad, an auto driver of Rajori Kadal.
"It was on the same day when Mahajan was writing price tags on the products, Zubair along with his friend attacked the deceased from behind with a hammer," he said.
"The duo had kept a gunny bag ready in the shop in which Mahajans body was stuffed. At around 7 PM in the evening when every one was watching the India-Pakistan Twenty 20 match, the duo disposed off Mahajans body in Raj Bagh, after which they returned home," SSP said.
"Zubair even accompanied his family members when they went to lodge a missing report in police station Khanyar," he added.
The tyre marks which were seen at the spot where Mahajans body was recovered matched Zubairs Maruti Van (JKOIJ-8899).
Police has arrested Zubair and his friend and seized the vehicle as well.