Woman’s Murder At Lal Bazar | Case cracked within hours with arrest of accused: Police

‘Ascertaining role of consultancy agencies for providing domestic helpers without following norms’ | ‘Get antecedents of tenants, domestic helpers verified from their concerned police stations’
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Srinagar, Dec 17: Police today said it cracked the murder case of a woman at Lal Bazar within hours by arresting the accused.

In a statement, police spokesperson said on December 16, “police station Lal Bazar received information wherein an elderly lady Mala Begum widow of Ghulam Ahmed Sheikh was murdered brutally by some unknown person, leaving her in a pool of blood at her residence BehrarBhagwanpora.”

“While digging deep, it surfaced that the family has hired a domestic helper Om PrakashSaha resident of Tatulivillage,Uttarakhand from an agency on a contract for a year. It also surfaced that the helper was also missing and probably fled the scene four hours before reporting of the incident,” the statement said.

“Different teams were deputed to various locations. The vehicle used by the suspect was traced to be carrying the suspect to Jammu which was timely intercepted and the accused was arrested while trying to flee territorial limits of Jammu and Kashmir. He confessed to committing the crime. Prime motive apparently seems to have been robbing of jewelry which the victim was donning at the time of incident,” it said.

“Investigation of the case has been taken up and the case has been solved within one hour of reportage of the incident in addition to nabbing of the culprit the case being supervised by SP HazratbalIrshadHussain Rather and SDPO ZadibalShafat Ahmed and being investigated by SHO Lal Bazar Samir Jamid. People have appreciated the role of Srinagar police for professional investigation,” it said.

Meanwhile, police has requested people to get antecedents their tenants and domestic helpers verified from their concerned police stations.

“Further role of consultancy agencies while providing of these domestic helpers without following norms are being looked into and accordingly legal action will follow.

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