Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday said that six people whose bodies were found 10 days ago committed suicide by drug overdose. One of the 6 deceased persons, Noor-ul-Habib had convinced 5 members of a family, including an elderly woman, her specially-abled daughter, son, another daughter and grandson, to commit suicide as both the families were pending court proceedings. The cases were due to depression and medical reasons,” said SSP (Jammu) Chandan Kohli. On August 17, police recovered six bodies from two houses in a semi-mutilated condition from Tawi Vihar residential area of Sidhra in Jammu.
The SSP said that two people, a health worker and a plumber, have been arrested for not informing the police in time so that their lives could be saved. Police said that Noor-ul-Habib, a resident of Burzalla in Srinagar, had come to Jammu in 1997.
“He used to financially help his next door neighbor Sakina, who worked as a domestic help at his house. Sakina, a resident of Doda district, was facing several court cases.
“Noor-ul-Habib convinced Sakina, her daughter Rubina and grandson Sajjad Ali to end their lives. “Police recovered four bodies from Habib’s house on August 17, while the bodies of Sakina’s children, Zafar Saleem and Naseema, were found in their house after Shahzada, sister of Habib, a resident of Srinagar, informed the police that her brother did not pick up the phone. Had been.
“The bodies were taken to GMC hospital where autopsy was conducted by a board of doctors in the presence of a magistrate and the process was videographed. “The viscera samples were sent for chemical examination to the forensic science laboratory. The final autopsy and FSL report is still awaited,” the SSP said.
During investigation, the police obtained CCTV footage, call recordings and bank account details, they said, adding that Sakina’s specially-abled children died first on August 12, followed by Sakina and others on August 14. August 15.