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Bandipora nurse death: Police constitute SIT as family, co-workers allege murder

SRINAGAR

Jammu and Kashmir Police, Wednesday, constituted a special investigation team (SIT) , to probe the death of a woman in north Kashmir’s Bandipora who died of severe burns under mysterious circumstances on October 7.

The family and co-workers of the deceased woman, who worked as a nurse in the district health department, have accused her in-laws of killing her.

They alleged that she was “burned alive” by her in-laws.

A senior police official said that a SIT has been formed to probe the alleged murder.

He said the team is being headed by a DySP rank officer and two other police officials, adding that further details would be shared investigation is shared.

Rehana Gulzar, 31, a mother of three kids, died on October 7 at a Srinagar hospital, day after she sustained grievous burn injuries at her in-laws home in Ahamsharief village of Bandipora district.

She was working as FMPHW in Bandipora health department.

Rehana’s family and co-workers alleged that she was “burnt alive” by her in-laws at their home, however, the in-laws claimed that she committed suicide.

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