Budgam, Nov 22 (GNS): Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday said to have successfully cracked a blind murder case in central Kashmir’s Budgam district

In a handout to GNS, the police said it recieved an information on 20th November that lifeless body of Sameer Ahmad Rather, aged 18/19, a labourer from Sail Beerwah spotted behind his residence. “In a swift response, an investigation was initiated, involving the police station Beerwah and Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) teams.”

“Several suspects were called in for questioning including the family members of the deceased. On questioning the family members, Aqib Ahmad Rather, Sameer’s brother, confessed to his involvement. Aqib revealed a confrontation between the brothers took place, during the intervening night of 19 and 20th November, resulting in Sameer’s demise”, reads the statement adding father and sister of the deceased also confessed, providing details about Aqib Ahmad’s role.

“Aqib was arrested, and a thorough investigation was conducted, leading to the recovery of essential evidence including the weapon of offence used by Aqib to assault Sameer”, reads the statement.

A case has been filed as FIR No. 143/2023 under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the statement reads further.(GNS)