Kasargod, Aug 29, 2014: The accused, Umar Byari (33), a man from Ujire, Beltangady, accused of murdering a teenage girl in 2006 was arrested on August 28 in Nashik, Maharashtra. Earlier he was arrested for allegedly killing Fathimath Zuhara (17) by slitting her throat after entering her house. he later jumped bail and absconded, a police team led by DySP T P Ranjith arrested him again at Nashik at Maharastra a few days ago.
The gory incident took place on December 28, 2006 at Bambrana Uluvar in Kumble. The accused had killed Fathimath Zahara (17), daughter of Uluvar resident Abubakker. Umar Byari was known to the girl and it is said that he had forced her to have physical relationship with him. When she refused his advances, he killed her. it is stated Umar was employed in a plantation near a mosque. He had allegedly entered the house of the girl through the roof at around 2.30 am by climbing a coconut tree which was adjacent to the house.
The accused was arrested within a few days of the murder. He was granted bail a year later and he absconded. The police came to know he was hiding in Maharashta and initiated a search operation and arrested him on August 28. The police have said that he was working in Nashik as a contract laborer. To avoid recognition, Umar had grown his hair long and changed his looks. ASI Balakrishnan, Pradeep Kumar Chavara, Sinis Siriak, Saifuddin, Sunil Abraham and others were part of the police team which met with success. .