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Jan panel suspects family role in Shopian case

The Jan Commission probing the alleged rape and murder of two women in Shopian district has pointed finger of suspicion towards the brother and husband of Neelofar, one of the two victims of the incident.

india Updated: Jul 12, 2009 12:11 IST

The Jan Commission probing the alleged rape and murder of two women in Shopian district has pointed finger of suspicion towards the brother and husband of Neelofar, one of the two victims of the incident.

The Commission in its report has said there was clear indication suggesting enmity between Neelofar’s maiden family and her in-laws.

“The conduct of Zeerak Shah (Neelofar’s brother) has been highly suspicious and objectionable after the death of Neelofar and Asiya Jan,” the Commission said in its report.

Bodies of Neelofer (22) and her sister-in-law Asiya (17) were recovered from a stream on May 30 after they went missing from their orchards in Shopian town the previous evening, sparking off massive protest by locals who suspected the hand of armed force personnel in their alleged rape and murder.

Jammu and Kashmir government ordered a judicial enquiry in the matter headed by retired High Court Judge Justice Muzaffar Ahmad Jan.

The commission in its report said Neelofar, who belonged to “Peer” (Muslim priest) family seen with respect and honour in the society, had eloped with Shakeel Ahmad Ahangar hailing from “Khaar” family, which is included in OBC category, leading to feud between two families.