Lady doctors who conducted autopsy of a murdered woman untraceable to police

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SRINAGAR: A trial court on Tuesday issued directions to health directorate to furnish details of the present posting of three lady doctors who have conducted autopsy of a woman allegedly murdered by her husband seven years ago. The doctors are required by the court to depose as witnesses of the case.
Three doctors associated with the government medical college—Dr Rukhsana, Amreen and Arifa—were on duty and conducted autopsy of murdered Rukhsana Jabeen but have since been posted at various places and  police have lost contact with them.
The court issued directions after the three doctors were not presented before the court during umpteen hearings.  The doctors have already been notified through SHO Batmaloo to produce themselves before the court which they have failed to do.
The SHO submitted before the court that that the doctors have been transferred from their earlier posting at medical college Srinagar and the police have no knowledge of their actual posting right now.
In this context, the court of 3rd additional session’s judge passed direction to director health Kashmir, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman to ascertain the postings of concerned doctors and issue a notice to the concerned doctors to be present before the court on next date of hearing.
Additional public prosecutor Jahanara Shah was also directed by the court to present other witnesses in the case . The accused namely Muzaffar Ahmed Mir of Gulberg Colony, Hyderpora allegedly killed his wife Rukhsana Jabeen, a nurse by profession at district hospital, Chattergam over a personal dispute on the interviewing night of 28 and 29 September 2010. The accused is lodged at Central Jail Srinagar since his arrest six years ago as two bail applications of the accused have been rejected by the court.
As per the post mortem report the cause of death was strangulation with a scooter cable.
According to police investigation, Jabeen was putting up at her parental home at Tengpora bypass on the fateful night. As per his confession with police station Batmaloo, the accused climbed the wall and entered into the house through the bathroom window where he strangulated his wife.
The case would be heard again on June 22. As many as 32 witnesses have so far deposed in the court.

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