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Man makes failed suicide bid after killing wife, son

- HARI GAUTAM, RUKUM (WEST)
Preliminary investigation shows that Satta Bahadur was under the influence of alcohol when he murdered his wife and son

Nov 19, 2018-A 49-year-old man murdered his wife and son before he attempted to kill himself at Tribeni Rural Municipality-1 in Rukum on Sunday.   

According to the District Police Office, Satta Bahadur Budha shot his 42-year-old wife Indra Kala with a musket and slit the throat of his 11-year-old son Swayam Prakash. The incident took place at around 2 am.

The local residents found Satta Bahadur, who had sustained serious neck injuries, along with the bodies of his wife and son. Police suspected that he attempted to slit his own throat after committing the crime.

Satta Bahadur has been referred to Nepalgunj as his treatment was not possible in the district.

Police quoted the villagers as saying that Indra Kala and Swayam Prakash died on the spot.

Preliminary police investigation showed that Satta Bahadur was under the influence of alcohol when the incident took place. According to police, he often consumed alcohol and quarrelled with his wife. “The motive behind the killing will be known only after a detailed investigation into the case,” said DSP Khadka.

According to locals, Satta Bahadur has been mentally unsound in recent time. Satta Bahadur, who had gone missing in a local forest for five days, was rescued by villagers a few days ago. It is learnt that he was taken to shamans for treatment.

“I was informed that the tragic incident happened while the family members were preparing to take Satta Bahadur to a hospital for treatment,” said ward chairman Mohan Kishwor Oli.

Published: 19-11-2018 07:49

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