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Panzigam suicide case: Unaware of reality, minor siblings search for parents

Father in police custody as police investigates ‘murder’ angle

Sajid Raina

(Asian News Hub) – Hadiya and Hazim, two minor siblings, are still unaware about the reality of their mother’s death, who on Sunday allegedly committed suicide after consuming some poisonous substance at her in-laws home in Rampora village of Bandipora district of north Kashmir.

Locals told — KNO, that both the children have no idea about their mother as they not able to comprehend where their mother has gone.

“The gloomy atmosphere at home makes them wonder where their mother is. They keep asking everyone about their mother but no one has the courage to answer them,” locals said.

On Sunday night the sibling’s mother (victim) had committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her in-laws home in Rampora village of Bandipora. She later died at SMHS hospital following which the victim’s kin alleged that she was murdered by her in-laws and was being harassed for dowry.

The victim’s family who are from Panzigam also protested at Bandipora hospital, alleging that their daughter was murdered by her in-laws as she was being continuously harassed by her in-laws for dowry.

They demanded that their “killer” should be severely punished for committing such heinous crime.

Meanwhile, station house officer (SHO) Aragam, Javid Ahmad said that they have arrested the victim’s husband and his father.

The minor siblings, who have been kept at a relative’s place in Rampora, keep asking each other where their mother has suddenly disappeared as they are still unaware about the reality.

“Hadiya with a perplexed face today morning asked her brother Hazim where is Mumma as the people in the house secretly talk to each other about their mother. Hazim too replied in the same manner as both are unaware about the reality,” said one of their relative.

He said that both the siblings do not know what tragedy has befallen on them. “On one side their mother is resting in the grave and on the other side their father is under police custody, who are investigating the murder angle of their mother’s suicide,” he said, wishing not to be named.

Meanwhile, a senior police official said that the investigation into the matter was going on and all the possibilities have been kept open to ascertain the facts as to why she took this extreme step.

He also said that the reason for her taking this extreme step was her husband’s “infidelity” and the enabling role of in-laws is being looked into.

“Anything final can be said only after receiving confirmatory medical and technical reports,” he said. “However, all the possibilities have been kept open at this stage.”

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5 more localities declared as micro-containment zones in Srinagar

(Asian News Hub) – The authorities on Monday declared five more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar in view of detection of fresh Covid-19 cases.

Srinagar admin said that 5 more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo have been declared as Covid-19 containment zones to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The areas which have been declared as containment zones include Meerakabad Shalimar, Hyder Colony Kill Khan Gali Upper Soura, Buchpora Firdous Colony in Zadibal and Gazaliabad Lane No. 01 HMT and Shahanwar Colony Lane 02 in Batamaloo area of Srinagar.

Officials said that at least these areas have at least 33 active cases of Covid-19 and to prevent the further spread of the virus, these localities have been declared as micro-containment zones.

KNO

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Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight

(Asian News Hub) – At least two unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that broke out between government forces and militants in Zeipora Mantribugh area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.

A senior police officer told that two unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained. He said that the search operation is still on in the area.

He said that the militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 38 militants have been killed so far in Jammu and Kashmir this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, the internet services have been snapped across Shopian district.

KNO

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Fortis hospital sets Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar

Appoints Dr Mir Sammiullah as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram

(Asian News Hub) – Keeping in view the rising incidence of liver diseases in Kashmir, Fortis Hospital has established a Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar.

The Centre will cater all types of liver diseases and liver transplant services.

Dr Mir Sammiullah has been appointed as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram.

The OPD services will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

KNT

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