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Killer Behind Gruesome Murder Of 8-Year Old Lolab Girl Will Be Nabbed Soon: SSP Kupwara

Sought Cooperation From Locals’ With Police In Investigation

Noor Ul Hasan Andrabi

Kupwara, March 30: Senior Superintendent of Police Kupwara Yougal Manhas on thursday said that the killer involving in the murder of a 08 year old girl of Zeb Khurhama Lolab will be nabbed very soon.

The top-level district police officer while communicating with media persons after visiting the grieved family in Lolab Zab Khurhama said that police is investigating the incident with every possible angle and the killer will not be spared at any cost.

He also sought the cooperation of public with police in Investigation.

Throat-slit body of a 08-year old girl was found under suspecious circumstances near her home yesterday. The gruesome murder has shocked the entire lolab valley with everyone seeking an examplary punishment to the culprit involved in the gruesome murder.

Father of the deceased while narrating his sad and painful story said, she came to me just before evening and asked for 5 rupees and I gave her 10 rupees instead of 5 and probably, she had gone to the shop to buy something for her. As I came back to home after evening, family members informed me that she hasn’t come to home following which a search operation was launched to trace her.

“We try to every possible way to locate her but couldn’t locate. We informed the residents about her missing, following which the people of the area come forward and started to search her in and around the home and announcements through loudspeakers were made to aware people about the missing of the girl”, her father said,

He said that after no trace of her clue was found till later hours in nearby areas, we approache police station Khurhama for filing a missing report. As we were writing the missing report, police station Khurhama received a call about the body of a girl under suspecious circumstances near her home”,

As soon as police reached the site, throat-slit body was found near her home with face covering with blank cement bag.

As the news of throat-slit body of a minor girl spread across the Lolab Valley, the area was devastated this morning and sombre scenes were witnessed when the body of minor girl was handed over to the family for last rites after medico-legal -formalities.

“Provide us justice and brought culprit to task, involved in the heinous crime”, adding “We are feeling insecure as our children’s have felt in shock after this gruesome incident. Today it happen with her, tomorrow may be with others”, mother of the deceased said,

“We demand stringent punishment to the culprit so others couldn’t think of committing such crime”,

From beginning of the day, hundreds of people from adjacent areas started to visit the area in order to attend the last rites of the deceased and subsequently, her funeral prayers (Nimaaz-i-Jinazah) was offered at her ancestral village about 12:30 -PM and was laid to rest in a nearby graveyard.

SSP Kupwara Yougul Manhas while giving details of the incident on the site said, we are ascertaining the facts behind the gruesome murder of a 8-year old girl.

He also assured the grieved family for transparent investigation and whosoever has committed this crime will not be spared.

In the meantime, many delegations including political parties, civil societies, and other bodies have urged the LG-led administration to nab the killer within the minimum period of time.