BANGALORE: Following the death of Neha Afreen, the K G Halli police registered a murder case against her father Umar Farooq. Also, the police filed a fresh FIR in connection with the case.
Earlier, based on the complaint filed by Afreen’s mother Reshma Banu, the police had registered cases against Farooq under IPC Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), cases under Dowry Prohibition Act and Juvenile Justice Act.
But, following Afreen’s death, Section 307 has been removed and case has been booked under section 302 (murder) of the IPC.
Presently, Farooq who is in judicial custody he is lodged in Parappana Agrahara Central prisons.
SHRC Takes Up Suo Motu Case
In connection with the incident, the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has taken up a suo motu case. The SHRC Chairman S R Nayak has directed the City Police Commissioner to personally supervise the investigation and file a report within two weeks.
Speaking to Express, Nayak termed the murder as ghastly and said that it was time for introspection in the civil society as atrocities against women and baby girls were on a rise. He added that he would recommend the government to help Afreen’s mother under any social scheme.