A Chandigarh bakery owner Vahajoodin,who was on Saturday arrested for the brutal murder of a Chandigarh woman Naseema,with whom he had illicit relations,was on Sunday remanded in four-day police custody by a vacation court in Kharar.
Accepting the prosecutions request,Duty Magistrate K K Goel allowed keeping the accused in the police remand before producing him again before the court on July 1. The prosecution,assisted by Investigating Officer Sub-Inspector Gurdial Singh sought an eight-day police remand of the accusedfor his custodial interrogation to ascertain if anybody else was also involved in the heinous crime and how the victim was done to death.
The court was told that the accused,in his mid-forties,who owns a bakery shop in Maloya,Sector 39,Chandigarh ,and a native of Bijnaur district in Uttar Pradesh,had come into contact with Naseema,around 40-year-old of Sector 56,Chandigarh,through her brother Haneef around four years back. In the garb of treating each other as siblings,the couple developed illicit relationship but after coming to know that Naseema had relationships with other men as well and refused to break ties with them despite his repeated insistence,Vahajoodin decided to kill her,the prosecution submitted.
It was further submitted that also under pressure from his wife to snap ties with Naseema,Vahajoodin on Sunday evening took Naseema out to Zirakpur before coming to isolated place in Barmajra,where he first drugged her with some intoxicant before hitting her head and face with a big stone. Later,he poured acid on Naseemas face and other body parts to destroy evidence,the prosecution revealed.
The victims mutilated body,which was beyond recognition,was recovered on Monday and on coming to know about recovery of an unidentified body,her husband had identified her on Tuesday,following which the police tracked down calls details and location of her missing mobile phone,which had led to Vahajoodins arrest.