Srinagar, Sep 4 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have solved a blind murder case after they arrested a 25-year-old woman for killing a 65-year-old villager in south Kashmir for money.
A police spokesman, giving details about the incident, said dead body of Habib Saradan was recovered in the fields at Sonbrari, Kokernag in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on June six, 2008.
The spokesman said a case was registered and during investigation, a number of people were questioned, including Fatima, who used to work in her fields, next to the fields of Saradan.
After questionning, he said, it was learnt that Saradan always used to carry good amount of money with him, but no money was found when his body was recovered.
On June five, Fatima, while working in her fields, noticed currency notes falling from Saradan's jacket that he had removed because of hot weather.
''I immediately made up my mind to snatch the money from him,'' she added.
Keeping a close watch on Saradan, she remained in the field till evening when she went to a nearby house and masked herself. She posed as Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant and asked him to show her a safe way to move out of the village.
However, when they reached near a deserted place, she hit him in the head with a stone, killing him before escaping with an amount of Rs 14,445.
The spokesman said she admitted the crime and the money was recovered from her in presence of independent witness UNI BAS ASM GL AS1822