Jammu, Aug 17: Jammu and Kashmir has slipped into a shock after police recovered six bodies from a house in the Sidhra area of Jammu
Police sources said the bodies of two females and four males were recovered from a house in the Sidhra locality of Jammu city.
The deceased were identified as Sakina Begum, her two daughters Naseema Akhter and Rubina Bano, son Zafar Salim and two relatives Noor Ul Habib and Sajad Ahmad, they said.
The bodies have been shifted to Government Medical College and Hospital here, the police said.
Police said that at around 10 p.m., a telephonic call was received from a woman in Barzulla Srinagar, regarding suspicion that her brother namely Noor-ul-Habib was not picking up her calls and she has apprehension about some untoward happening to him. Police parties of police post Sidhra and police station Nagrota rushed to the spot and found that the doors of the house bolted from inside.
During the close observation, it was found that a foul smell was emanating from the house. “The doors of the house were forcibly broke open in presence of locals of Tawi Vihar Colony Sidhra,” police said, adding, “It was found by the Police party that the dead bodies are lying in the house.”
On this, he said, a team of FSL and photographers of Crime section of PCR were called in. The locals of the area informed that the four dead bodies are of Noor-ul-Habib son of Habib Ullah, Sakina Begum Widow of Ghulam Hassan, Sajad Ahmed son of Farooq Ahmed Magray and Nassema Akhter daughter of Ghulam Hassan.
The locals also informed that there is another house which belongs to one of the deceased, the police officer said. The police party went there, opened the doors and found two more bodies identified that of Rubina Bano and her brother Zafar Salim. In terms of relation, sources said deceased include Sakina Begum, her two daughters—Naseema Akhter and Rubina Bano, son Zafar Salim and two others— Noor Ul Habib and Sajad Ahmad.
“In-depth probe has started so as to ascertain the cause as well as motive, in any, behind it and to find the reasons for the same,” the officer said. Senior Police Officers including SSP Jammu Chandan Kolhi (IPS) also rushed to the spot and directed for thorough probe into the incident. The bodies have been shifted to GMC Jammu for autopsy and shall be handed over to the legal heirs after medico legal formalities, police said.
A SIT headed by Sanjay Sharma (SP Rural), Pardeep Kumar (SDPO Nagrota), Inspector Vishav Partap (SHO Nagrota) and SI Majid Hussain (IC PP Sidhra) has been formed to investigate the matter, the officer said. “Prima facie it appears to be a case of poisoning, though it has to be ascertained whether it is a case of forced poisoning or otherwise,” the officer added.