FSL confirms death by strangulation in Botakadal murder case


SRINAGAR: A forensic science laboratory (FSL) report produced on Friday in the trial court in Neelofar Jan murder case ascertains asphyxia and cardio respiratory arrest as the cause of death.
The police investigation into the murder of the women from of Botakadal, allegedly strangulated to death by Sheeraz Ahmed Alai, had earlier revealed the same.
The FSL report further mentions that Neelofar was in her regular health and was brought to hospital after her husband found her in an unconscious state. She had given birth to a male baby two months before the incident.
Wife of a bank employee posted in Kupwara, Neelofar was found murdered at her house in Botakadal locality of Lalbazar in Srinagar outskirts on January 19. After initial investigations, police arrested Sheeraz Ahmad Alai, a resident of Budgam, who later confessed to his involvement in the murder.
Two jewellers, who the accused had sold the gold ornaments for Rs 79000 he looted from the house after committing the crime, have also been booked in the case. The jewellers have now got bail. An FIR (01/2017) under section 302, 454, and 380 of RPC had been registered in police station Lal Bazar in connection with the murder.
Alai, 27, Mouchwa Budgam had confessed to police that on 19th January he visited the deceased’s home and where he had a heated argument with the her, which led to a scuffle during which he strangulated her before taking away all her jewellery. After committing the crime, police said, Alai disposed off some of the jewellery in Chadoora and proceeded to Jammu. On his return, he disposed off the rest of the jewellery, the case diary reveals.
The accused got two cheques worth Rs 79000 as cost of the jewellery which were encashed by him. On his instance, the jewellery was recovered and the accused was formally arrested.
The accused also confessed that he knew the deceased as they were in a relationship for a long time and he often visited her house at Botakadal. Her husband stayed away because of his job leaving his wife alone at home.



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