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Lender kills borrower in Ganderbal.

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A debt-ridden man murdered his lender with a large stone in Jammu and Kashmir Ganderbal district, police said on Sunday. A police officer told Kashmir Dispatch that on June 1 they received a complaint from Ghulam Ahmad Khanday that his 43-year old son Mohammad Yusuf Khanday was missing. Ahmad told the police that his son had left his house in New Colony Shalabaugh on May 31 and had not returned since. “On June 2, we receieved information about a male body lying in open fields in adjoining areas of Chundina and Shalabugh,” the officer said, adding: after verification the dead man was identified as Mohammad Yusuf. During investigation, police zeroed in on Mohammad Shafi Magrey who revealed the murder mystery. “The accused had a financial dispute with the deceased person. The accused person had borrowed Rs. 80,000 from the deceased person with a promise of paying him back within three months,but has failed to pay him back,” the officer said. The accused Magrey had information that Mohammad Yousuf was visiting J&K Bank branch in Chundina on May 31 and he asked him to meet him at a designated spot. “The duo met at the predefined location. The accused person handed over his cheque book to the deceased person and asked him to write a cheque on behalf of the accused person as the accused person is illiterate,” the police officer said. The moment deceased person bowed down to write the chque, Magrey hit his head with a large stone, which was already kept there by him. “Mohammad Yousuf fell unconscious and Magrey hit him several times on the head, neck and chest,” the officer told Kashmir Dispatch. Magrey stole the dead man’s belongings, including his cell phone, and threw them away in Pulwom district to hoodwink us, the police officer said. 3

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