Kupwara: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said that a 19-year-old neighbor along with his mother killed minor Talib Hussian, whose body was recovered from the nearby forest, three weeks after he went missing mysteriously from his home.
Talib Hussain 8, son of Manzoor Ahmad Khan went missing minutes after he left home on the fateful day on February 15.
After having explored all the possible angles and questioning of a large many people in connection with the sensational murder case, police finally zeroed in on the main suspect, who after sustained questioning “confessed the commission of crime and led to the recovery of the victim’s body,” SSP Kupwara, Yougal Manhas told reporters.
Police identified the accused as Shahnaza 37, and her son Amir Khan, neighbours of victim Talib Hussain.
“Enmity with neighbour Talib Hussain’s family was the main motive behind murder of minor boy,” SSP added.
The body of the victim was recovered on the disclosure of accused from a nearby forest area this morning.
Earlier police and army carried extensive searches of all water bodies, surrounding forests and suspected places to trace the minor boy.
“A large number of suspects were also put to sustained questioning during the last three weeks.” SSP said.
Police, family of minor and even some prominent members from the civil society had also announced cash reward for anyone who would help in tracing the innocent child.
After the post-mortem, Talib was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard.
Police teams led by additional SP Pardeep Singh, DySP Headquarters Rashid Younis, Inspector Nazeer Ahmad (SHOof police station Trehgam) and Azhar Shakeel (IC PP) Awoora worked out the case after putting in relentless efforts, SSP added.