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Man kills step-sister on her wedding day; passes it off as suicide

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 December 2020, 9:27 IST

In a shocking incident, a brother allegedly killed his step-sister on the day of the wedding in the Saida Kadal area of Sri Nagar last month.

The bride-to-be was murdered by her two cousins. All the three accused have been arrested, police said.

According to India Today reports, the accused man passed off murder as a case of suicide.

The body of the deceased was identified as Shahnaza. She was found dead at her house on November 4. Initially, it made look that she had hung herself from the ceiling fan.

As per the police officer, “This was a cold-blooded murder which they had meticulously planned."

However, a new twist came to the case on November 13 when the Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar asked police to file a report and conduct the investigation.

The order was issued on a petition filed by the deceased woman’s fiancée Nasir Hussain Kawa, who suspected foul play in the death case of Shahnaza.

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Nasir also informed that the incident took place on the day of their wedding day.

Police formed a special investigation team to probe the case and found that the Shahnaza was killed by her step-brother Shafi and two other cousins. All three were arrested, police said.

Murder Conspiracy:

One of the accused told during interrogation that on November 3, they had hatched a conspiracy to kill Shahnaza.

The victim used to wake up for fajr prayers. In the wee hours of November 4, when Shahnaza was busy in prayers, the trio attacked her and smothered her till death. Then, they strangulated the woman with golden cloth and then they hanged her to the ceiling fan in order to pass the crime as a suicide case.

Police revealed that the motive behind the murder was that Shafi, being the step-brother didn’t like her step-sister and also used to harass her. He also wanted to grab the piece of land and jewellery. Therefore, he hatched a conspiracy along with his two cousins- Wajid and Nighat to help him in killing her. He also promised them to give equal share out of it, police said.

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First published: 16 December 2020, 9:27 IST