Throat-slit bodies of newborn twin daughters recovered in Poonch, father detained

JAMMU — In a gruesome incident, the throat-slit bodies of newborn twins were recovered from their house in a remote village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Wednesday, an official said.

The father of the female babies has been detained for questioning while the bodies were shifted to a hospital for post-mortem, officials reported.

Mendhar Sub-Divisional Police Officer Bhupinder Kumar stated that they received information about the bodies of two female twins lying in the house of Mohd Khursheed at Chajjla-Keyani village, prompting a team to rush to the scene.

“Both bodies were recovered and shifted to Sub-District Hospital Mendhar for medical formalities,” Kumar said, adding that the investigation is ongoing to determine the motive behind the brutal double murder.

The father of the deceased has been detained for questioning, though it is premature to ascertain who killed the babies, Kumar noted.

Block Medical Officer Ashfaq Choudhary said a board of doctors has been constituted, and the autopsy of the babies is underway.

“After the completion of the autopsy, the bodies will be handed over to the police,” Choudhary said. — (PTI)