Inebriated man beats wife to death

- PRATAP BISTA, Hetauda

Jan 7, 2018-

A 59-year-old man beat his wife to death at Hetauda Sub-metropolis-4 in Makwanpur district on Friday night. 

Ram Bahadur Lama, under the influence of alcohol, bludgeoned his wife Mina Lama, 43, to death at their rented apartment in Karra, said police. The suspect beat the victim at her head with a baton. He fled the scene after the crime. The inebriated Ram Bahadur returned home late on Friday evening and beat his wife who was asleep. The couple’s nine-year-old son Sushil slept with his mother when the incident took place. Sushil said that his father also beat him as he cried upon seeing her mother being thrashed. The man forced him to sleep silently.  

According to Sushil, he called his mother and found her lying unconscious after Ram Bahadur left the room at around 1am. The boy attempted to call the neighbours but the door was locked from outside. “The next door neighbours opened the door as I banged the door in the morning,” said the boy tears welling in his eyes.

The boy, with the help of the neighbours, reported the incident to the nearest police post. The victim was found dead when the security personnel reached the incident scene.

According to the neighbours, the perpetrator, an auto rickshaw driver, is an alcoholic who often comes home late and beats the family members. The man often beats his daughter Shanti (14) but she had gone to a neighbour’s house on Friday night. Police had arrested Ram Bahadur a month ago on charge of beating his daughter. He was released after two days.  

Ram Bahadur is the permanent resident of Tistung Palung who has been staying in Hetauda on rent. His relatives said that Mina was his second wife. His first wife left him about 15 years ago as he used to beat her repeatedly. 

Published: 07-01-2018 07:53

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