Probe finds traffic policeman's involvement in student’s death

- Post Report, SURKHET

Mar 28, 2018-

Police investigation has the involvement of three persons including a traffic policeman in the mysterious death of a student appearing in Secondary Education Examination (SEE) in West Surkhet.

Police have arrested three people including traffic police officer Hari Koirala who was deployed at Babiyachaur in West Surkhet for investigation into the murder case of Gaurikala Rokaya, 18, of Panchapuri Municipality-3, a student appearing in SEE, who was found dead with injuries in left side of the body and leg in her rented room at Babiyachaur on Tuesday morning.

The police have also arrested Laxmi Prasad Bastola of Panchapuri Municipality-8 for his involvement in the murder.

According to police, Bastola, in his statement, has said that traffic police officer Koirala had asked him to ‘fix a meeting’ with the girl which he did. Gaurikala and Koirala then went to a nearby place by the forest in the afternoon and ate snacks along with some alcohol, said Bastola in his statement, adding that he took a leave from the two and went to a nearby village to attend a feast.

“The girl was injured in a bike accident while returning from the place where they (Gaurikala and Koirala) met. But Koirala instead of taking injured Gaurikala to a medical, dropped her back at her place,” informed Police, “The girl breathed her last at around 1am on Tuesday.”

The incident had come to light after the neighbours informed the police as her room’s door was not opened until late in the morning.

Published: 28-03-2018 12:17

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