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Murder convict jailed after 36 years

- HARI GAUTAM, RUKUM

Feb 15, 2017-

A convict in 1980 Bheridanda murder case has been sent behind bars 36 years after the crime that took place in Rukum district. Dhana Bahadur Khatri, 60, of Rungha-6, was arrested and jailed, local police said.

Rukum District Court on June 14, 1983, had convicted Dhana Bahadur Khatri of accessory to the mass murder of a family in Bheridanda and sentenced him to five years in prison. The mastermind of the murder, Man Bahadur Khatri, was sentenced to life imprisonment along with confiscation of entire property.

Police said the duo had murdered four members of a family and injured three others on the night of October 19, 1980. Police investigation has revealed that the duo executed the murder over a animosity harboured by Man Bahadur’s wife. 

Published: 15-02-2017 15:07

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