DEATH OF SRINAGAR YOUTH IN KATHUA | Court directs Police to submit status report after family alleges murder

DEATH OF SRINAGAR YOUTH IN KATHUA | Court directs Police to submit status report after family alleges murder
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Srinagar, June 9: The Court of Sub-Judge Special Mobile Magistrate Kathua Wednesday directed the Police to submit the status report in the death case of a Srinagar youth after his family filed an application alleging it to be a murder.

As per the application moved by the family through counsel Ishtiyaq Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Huzaif of SariaBalla Srinagar was killed on 10 September this year at Magarkhad, Kathua.

Khan pleaded before court that the facts and circumstances connected with the occurrence “suggest that the deceased was brutally murdered under a well-thought conspiracy, plan and strategy".

“The accused persuaded the deceased who was in the prime of his youth and a growing businessman by profession to accompany him in his car and also ensured that the deceased carries along huge amount of money with him,” he submitted before the court. Khan further pleaded that the deceased fell prey to the motivated persuasion and well-planned strategy of the accused and agreed to accompany him in his car along with the cash of Rs 20 lakh.

“While on the way to Chandigarh, they reached Magarkhad, Kathua where the accused executed his nefarious plan by striking deliberately the left side of the car with a truck parked there at the site with an intention to eliminate the deceased. It is quite in place and important to note that the deceased was made to sit on the left side of the car by the accused as a part of his nefarious plan,” he submitted before the court.

He submitted that the accused intentionally and deliberately as a part of the well-thought plan drew the car at a high speed and struck it at an appropriate place knowing well the strike would only harm the deceased and not him.

“The motive behind the murder became vividly clear subsequently when the cash to the tune of Rs 20 lakh carried by the deceased at the time of occurrence went missing from the scene and the accused failed to tender any plausible explanation for the missing of this amount,” he pleaded.

He submitted before the court that Police in the initial FIR had mentioned rash driving but the murder angle of the incident was not investigated.

Khan prayed for registration of FIR for the offence of murder and monitoring of investigation by the court.

The court directed the Police to file the status report of the case by or before June 12.

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