Srinagar: Police on Saturday said they have arrests two sons for murdering their father and dumping his body into Dal Lake Srinagar, officials said.

Police spokesperson as per a statement issued said that on 07th April, on a reliable information that an unidentified dead body was lying in the Dal lake near Akhoon mohalla Foreshore road, Police station Nigeen swung into action and fished out the body from the said spot and shifted it to the hospital for medico- legal formalities. Subsequently inquest proceedings under section 174 Crpc were initiated.

As per the spokesperson; the body was identified as of Khurshid Ahamd Tota (62), S/O: Ghulam Nabi Tota R/O: Elahibagh Soura.

He aslo said that, after medical formalities the dead body was handed over to its legal heirs. The preliminary medical report revealed marks on neck etc. Also, through investigation into other suspicious circumstances it came into fore that the deceased has been murdered by unknown persons who then threw the body into the Dal lake.

Accordingly case FIR No:-34/2022 u/s 302 , 120 B IPC , 201 IPC was registered in Police station Nigeen and investigation was taken up. Through circumstancial evidence, oral witnesses, CCTVs and technical analysis it came into fore that the deceased was killed by his family members at their home on the evening of 5th April after some altercation, and the body was kept at at home for a day.

Moreover, on the evening of 6th April ,after proper planning, they shifted the body in an I-20 vehicle and threw it into the Dal lake to conceal the crime. The two sons of the deceased have been arrested and the vehicle siezed.

Further investigation and arrests will follow