An 11-year-old boy from Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir was found murdered under mysterious circumstances at his rented accommodation at Bhagatpora locality of the city on Thursday evening.
The deceased has been identified as Ishar Ahmed.
As per information, Ishar was living here with his father and five others, all of whom sell blankets and are from Jammu and Kashmir, for nearly a month.
Javed Ahmed, the victim’s father, said he along with his roommates left the house at 8.30am, leaving Ishar at home alone. When Javed returned at 3.45pm, he found the body of his son lying in a pool of blood.
“I informed the police and the local municipal councillor about the incident,” he said.
Getting information about this, a team from Satnampura police station led by superintendent of police (SP) Ashwani Kumar and DSP Manpreet Singh Dhillon rushed to the spot for an investigation.
Dhillon said the accused had stabbed the boy on his neck and in the abdomen with a sharp-edged weapon such as knife. People in the neighbourhood claimed that they did not see anybody entering the house.
The police denied the theft angle as Rs 90,000 kept in a box was found there. A kitchen knife, however, was missing from the house. Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Rajinder Singh said they are investigating the case and the accused will be arrested soon.
A case has been registered under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code at the Satnampura police station.