Batamaloo Knife Attack: Both accused arrested, says J-K Police

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Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said that they have arrested both the accused who were involved in Batamaloo incident.

Police have identified the accused as Umer Yousuf Wani and Habil Yaseen son of Mohammad Yaseen of Dal Colony, Bemina.

“Acting swiftly on information about the incident of trespassing in Momin Abad Batamaloo, Police have arrested one accused person on the spot, identified as Umar Yousuf Wani son of Mohammad Yousuf resident of Firdous Abad Batamaloo. The other accused had managed to escape from the spot,” Police in a press release said.

Police said that after strenuous efforts the other accused person, identified as Habil Yaseen son of Mohammad Yaseen of Dal Colony, Bemina, was also been arrested within the shortest possible time.

Police said that preliminary investigation revealed that the accused persons had trespassed into the residential house with the intention to commit theft and attacked two female inmates resulting in injuries to the both of them.

“However, the hue and cry raised by the females attracted the locals who played a commendable role in overpowering one of the accused on spot while informing police about the incident,” police said.

Police said that a case vide FIR No. 19/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Batamaloo and further investigation is in progress.

“SSP Srinagar Rakesh Balwal appreciated the role played by the community members in nabbing the accused and assured that Police is resolved to act tough against the criminals involved in crime against women,” police in the statement said.

Earlier, the J-K Police in a tweet had said, “Crime against women will not be tolerated at all.”

At least two girls were wounded after the duo held two sisters and their maternal aunt hostage in Mominabad locality in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district today afternoon.

A close relative of the family said that the incident took place around 1 PM when father and mother of the girls were out for prayers.

The locals have also hailed the police for their swift action by arresting the culprits.

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