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Four arrested for woman’s murder in Tokha

- SAMUEL CHHETRI, Kathmandu

Dec 17, 2018-

Police have arrested four people from Kathmandu in connection with a murder of a woman in Tokha Municpality, Kathmandu.

According to police, Bishnu Maya Malla, 24, Bhagwati Malla, 26, Rita KC, 23, and Gandip Raj Malla, 21, of Soru Rural Municipality in Mugu district, were arrested by a joint team of Metropolitan Police Circle, Maharajgunj and Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) for killing Ajita Shahi Malla, 23, of the same Rural Municipality and currently residing in Tokha.

The arrested four people had entered the Ajita’s house on the pretext of seeking room for rent after which they killed her by strangulation.

Ajita’s husband, Dharmaraj Shahi, an employee of a non-government organisation, had gone to Mugu when the incident took place.

DSP Khagendra Prasain of Metropolitan Police Circle, Maharajgunj, informed that the arrestees have confessed to committing the crime. “They have confessed to killing the victim by strangulation,” said DSP Prasain, “As per the preliminary investigation, Bishnumaya, Dharmaraj’s first wife, along with her sister, brother and his girlfriend, might have killed Ajita, the second wife, in a fit of rage after the husband did not look after his family and children from the first wife.”

Likewise, MPCD SSP Dhiraj Pratap Singh informed that the police began investigations into the case as soon as they were informed at around 4pm yesterday and were successful in nabbing the arrestees before the post-mortem report was published.

Of the arrested, Bhagwati is the sister and Gandip Raj is the younger brother of Bishnumaya, while Rita KC is the girlfriend of Gandip Raj, informed police.

Published: 17-12-2018 19:09

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