KUPWARA: The Jammu and Kashmir police Tuesday said that the accused behind the murder of an 8-year-old boy in Kupwara has been arrested.
SSP Kupwara Yougal Manhas in a statement issued said. “The mystery behind the sudden disappearance of an 08-year-old boy Talib Ahmad Khan has been solved by Police after the dead body of the boy was recovered on the disclosure of the accused from a nearby forest area of village Awoora of district Kupwara”
“Talib Hussain, son of Manzoor Ahmad Khan of village Awoora had disappeared moments after he left home on a fateful day on 15th of February 2022”, it reads
Since then, police had been on toes and had been relentlessly carrying the searches for the missing boy. All water bodies, surrounding jungles and suspected places were searched by police using drones and sniffing dogs but no clue could be struck. A large number of suspects were also put to sustained questioning dusting the last three weeks, the statement reads.
“After having explored all the possible angles and questioning of a large number of people in connection with the case, Police finally was able to zero in on the main suspect, who, after sustained questioning confessed to the commission of the crime and led to the recovery of the dead body of the victim boy,” SSP Kupwara Yougal Manhas said.
“Police and even some prominent members of civil society had also announced rewards for anyone who would help in tracing the innocent child. The accused in the case has turned out to be the neighbour of the victim, namely Aamir Ahmad Khan, son of Mohd Amin Khan, aged 19 years and his mother Shahnaz Begum aged 37 yrs”, the statement reads.
After the post-mortem, the body of Talib has been laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard today and investigations of the case have been taken ahead. People in large number appreciated the police efforts in unearthing the missing mystery as the incident had created panic and a sense of security among parents in and around Kupwara. Police teams led by Addl SP Pardeep Singh, DySP Headquarters Rashid Younis, Inspector Nazeer Ahmad SHO PS Trehgam and Azhar Shakeel IC, PP Awoora worked out the case after putting in relentless efforts.