A minor girl was allegedly beheaded by some one under suspicious circumstances in Mendhar area of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday evening.
Identifying the deceased as Mussarat, 10, police said that her body was found near her house at Uri mohallah in Dharana village. The murder was the outcome of a land dispute between two parties.
Though the deceased’s father Zakir Hussain has accused the other party of killing his daughter, police doubt his version. The preliminary investigations on the spot point fingers towards Zakir Hussain, but nothing can be said at this stage, said Senior Superintendent of Police, Poonch, Shamsheer Hussain.
In this context, he pointed out that even some locals have told police that Zakir Hussain had on earlier occasions threatened the rival party of implicating them after killing himself and his own ward. “However, as these are just hearsay, I have asked the Deputy SP concerned to conduct thorough investigation so as to arrive at some conclusion,’’ SSP said.
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