Srinagar, Dec 7 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir Police today claimed to have solved a blind murder case and arrested two people in this connection.
Police had recently recovered a body from Nad Abhama near Keller in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.
During preliminary investigations, it came to surface that the body was of 31-year-old Mohammad Altaf Wagay, a resident of Abhama in Pulwama district, police said, adding his family members had no clue about the cause of his death.
Some villagers believed Altaf had committed suicide, others thought it was a ''cold blooded'' murder. Many villagers thought he might have been killed by a wild animal in a nearby forest area.
To ascertain the cause of his death, police initiated proceedings under section 174 CrPC and sent the body for post-mortem, which reported the cause of Altaf's death to be a severe head injury.
On further investigations, police said Altaf had a relationship with 22-year-old Shahzada Wagay of the same village and the love affair was going on for the past three to four months.
Shabir Ahmad Wagay, a resident of Abhama and apparently also in love with Shahzada, had seen her and Altaf together on several occasions, they added.
However, the girl was not in love with Shabir, who hatched a conspiracy with Shahzada's brother Mushtaq Ahmed Wagay to kill Altaf.
One day, Mushtaq went to Altaf's residence to seek his help in some work. Altaf, unaware of the murderer's plan, accompanied Mushtaq to Nad Abhama, where Shabir was already waiting.
The two later beat Altaf mercilessly to death and threw the body in a 'nullah'.
Police have arrested the two accused -- Mushtaq and Shabir -- and seized the stick with which they had beaten up Altaf to death.