J&K: Wife found dead of bullet wound, BSF jawan detained

Nazira Begum, mother of three, died of a bullet allegedly fired from a 12-bore gun and her body was recovered from the house at Satrina village of Kangan, 40 kms from Srinagar.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published: April 25, 2016 3:36 pm
Border Security Forces, BSF jawan, bsf, kashmir The 12-bore licensed gun has been seized from the house of the accused. (Source: AP)

A BSF jawan was detained after his wife was found dead due to a bullet injury inside her house in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir on Monday morning, the police said.

Nazira Begum (28), mother of three, died of a bullet allegedly fired from a 12-bore gun and her body was recovered from the house at Satrina village of Kangan, 40 kms from Srinagar, a police officer said.

He said her husband Ghulam Hassan Chohan (40), posted with 193 battalion BSF in Rajasthan, was detained for questioning after his father-in-law accused him of murder.

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The jawan had returned home on leave some days back. “We have seized the 12-bore licensed gun from the house and are questioning the accused,” he said, adding the body has been sent for postmortem.
He said it is premature to say anything about the incident.

“We are yet to receive the autopsy report…the investigation is on,” the officer said.

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  1. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
    Apr 25, 2016 at 12:34 pm
    Being the situation as is in Kashmir, the first impression on reading the headline was that 'Someone's wife was found dead and a BSF jawan was held for that murder'. It is the practice in Kashmir if anyone is found dead to blame the security personnel for that murder. Later only I found that the jawan was the husband of the deceased woman. Since the rifle of the jawan was also there a postmortem and an examination of the bullet will give enough proof. And what could be the reason if it was the husband himself the one who killed his wife. Suion of illicit relationship?