Accused kills witness, hangs self

HYDERABAD: A person, who was accused of killing his first wife, allegedly killed a key witness in the case and later committed suicide at Hafeezbaba Nagar in the Old City on Friday. The accuse

Published: 21st January 2012 06:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:19 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: A person, who was accused of killing his first wife, allegedly killed a key witness in the case and later committed suicide at Hafeezbaba Nagar in the Old City on Friday. The accused killed the witness, who is his uncle, by smashing his head with a blunt object and latter hanged himself to death. According to police, Mohammed Zaheeruddin (26), a mechanic allegedly set his wife Nagma Begum ablaze in 2009. A case has been registered and investigation is on. Zaheeruddin uncle Kaisar Baig (42) was an witness in the case. After the death of Nagma, Zaheeruddin married another woman, Hathya Begum. Meanwhile, the hearing in Nagma Begum’s case was scheduled today and Zaheeruddin asked his uncle, Kaisar, to come to his house for discussions on Thursday night.

“Zaheeruddin reportedly wanted Kaisar not to depose against him and we suspect the duo had a quarrel during the discussions. Kaisar was hit with a blunt object leading to his death,’’ Kanchanbagh police said. Zaheeruddin later called Hathya Begum and informed her that he was going to commit suicide. Hathya Begum immediately called up his brother Mohammed Shakeer. Shakeer rushed to Zaheeruddin’s house and found it locked from inside. He forcibly opened the door found the two bodies inside. Kanchanbagh police registered a case and are investigating.

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