Police on Saturday arrested two men from the Elahi Bagh Soura area of Srinagar over the alleged murder of their father, whose body was found in Dal lake two days ago.

The victim’s body, identified as 62-year-old Khurshid Ahmad Tota, son of Ghulam Nabi Tota, was recovered from the Dal near Akhoon mohalla Foreshore road on April 7.

A police team from Police station Nigeen fished out the body from the said spot and shifted it to the hospital for medico-legal formalities even as an investigation under section 174 Crpc was initiated.

As per a Police spokesman, the preliminary medical report revealed marks on the neck of the deceased, and it came to the fore that the deceased had been murdered by unknown persons who then threw the body into the Dal lake.

Accordingly, a case FIR No:-34/2022 u/s 302, 120 B IPC, 201 IPC was registered in Police station Nigeen, and an investigation was taken up.

Police said that through circumstantial evidence, oral witnesses, CCTVs and technical analysis, it came to the fore that the deceased was killed by his family members at their home on April 5 after some altercation, and the body was kept at home for a day.

As per the police, on the evening of April 6, after proper planning, they shifted the body in a car and threw it into the Dal lake to conceal the crime.

The two sons of the deceased have been arrested and the vehicle seized while further investigation and arrests will follow.