Srinagar: The Imam of a mosque here has been arrested for murdering a youth by pushing him into river Jhelum on the pretext of performing a sacred ritual to solve his strained relations with his spouse, police said yesterday.
Giving details of the case, Srinagar’s Senior Superintendent of Police S A H Bukhari told reporters that on September 30, Noor Mohammad Khanday, a resident of Bund Qamarwari, had lodged a missing report at police post Qamarwari about his son-in-law Shah Nawaz Ahmad Dar. “He reported that his son-in law went to the local mosque to offer prayers on September 29 and since then he had not returned to his in-laws’ home. A search began and on October 3, a body, fished out from Jhelum River, was identified as that of Dar. The SSP said that during investigation, it was found that the Imam had illicit relations with Dar’s wife and therefore killed her husband. IANS