Man kills brother, his wife to death over land dispute in Kathua

Kathua, Nov 22: A man killed his younger brother and his wife over ‘land dispute’ in village Marheen, here today.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kathua Ramesh Kotwal told Kashmir News Apex-(KNA) said a man identified as Raj Kumar, son of late Bhagat Ram of Chak Wazir Labzoo, Marheen murdered his younger brother namely Naresh Kumar, 32 and his wife Asha, 24 at their residence in tehsil Marheen.

After receiving the information, a team headed by SDPO Border Pankaj Soodan alongwith SHO Rajbagh and Incharge Police Post Marheen rushed to the spot and found double murder by the accused, SSP said, adding that a case FIR Number 232/2022 under section 302 IPC was registered at Police Station Rajbagh and hunt was launched to nab the murderer, who managed to escape from the spot.

The FSL team collected the samples and all legal formalities are completed, SSP said, adding, the accused has been arrested and the weapon of offence (sharp weapons) has also been seized. Land disputed is stated to b the cause of brutal crime, SSP Ramesh Kotwal said.

Bodies have been taken into custody and shifted for post-mortem at GMC Kathua

Further investigation into the case is going on. he added (KNA)