Batamaloo Murder Case: Accused, A Juvenile Arrested

SRINAGAR: Srinagar Police on Wednesday said that they solved the Batmaloo murder case in 24 hours by arresting the accused involved in stabbing a 45-year-old man to death in the Batamaloo area of Srinagar last evening.

Addressing a press conference, Superintendent of Police (SP) South Srinagar, Gaurav Sikarwar, said that the assailant, a teenager stabbed a man identified as Aijaz Ahmad Bhat multiple times after having a heated argument with him.

He said that soon after the killing a case was registered and an investigation taken up. “After analysing CCTV footage police zeroed in on the culprit and arrested him,” he said.

The accused later confessed to his crime and police on his instance recovered the sharp-edged weapon used in the commission of the crime.

He further added that during the investigation it came to the fore that the assailant, a juvenile and a resident of Moominaabad Batmaloo had developed a love interest with the daughter of the victim, who was against this relationship.

SP South further said that the accused was looking for an opportunity to cause harm to the victim for his constant objection to the relationship between the two.

On Tuesday, late in the evening, the accused in a fit of rage stabbed the victim multiple times with a sharp-edged weapon, in his neck and chest, police said.

“The case was cracked within hours as the accused was arrested at 2:00 AM in the night. Blood-stained shirt, trousers, and the knife used in the crime were recovered,” he said.

Meanwhile, police said that the accused a juvenile has committed a heinous crime and a petition will be filed in court to treat him as adult as per section 15 of JJ act 2015.

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