Case cracked within 5 days of murder
PA policeman has been arrested by police for murdering his 36 year old wife in Poonch district.
That the woman ,Shanaz Akhter a teacher by profession and mother of three girls and a son was strangulated by her husband along with his mother and the duo had placed the body at around 100 meters from the residence. Later the police recovered the body of the woman at Keri Gulatta on August 24. While injury marks were visible, police filed a case (FIR No. 91) under section 302 and 109 of IPC at Police station Gurasi and started investigation.
SDPO Mendhar Z A Jaffri told that based on the technical and other evidence, it was found that the woman’s husband, constable Mohammad Irfan Manhas, had reached home and in the midnight strangulated the wife while she was asleep.
The police officer said that while Manhas (posted with IRP battalion in Batamaloo Srinagar) manually strangulated the woman, his mother (mother-in-law of deceased) held her legs. After the murder, the son-mother duo tried to destroy evidence and among other changed cloths of the victim woman before placing the body in the dead of night at some 100 meters of the residence, the officer said.
After the murder, Mohammad Irfan Manhas (the policeman) son of Mohammad Aslam (ex-serviceman) left for Srinagar in a truck in a bid to give impression that he remained on duty, the officer said.
Officer added that due to the sincere efforts of SHO Gursai Niaz Ahmed and technical team of Dysp operation Poonch Manish Sharma and timely guidance and supervision of SSP Poonch and DIGP R/P range Vivek Gupta led to the solving of the blind murder case with in a period of five days, despite it was an organised crime and criminals tried to hide/ remove all the evidences.