Woman, 44, bludgeoned to death in Morang

- ARJUN RAJBANSHI, URLABARI (MORANG)

Mar 5, 2018-A 44-year-old woman was brutally killed near her residence at Miklajung Rural Municipality-7 in Morang district. The mutilated body of Shanti Kumari Tamang of Sisauli was found on the bank of the Ramri stream on Sunday morning, said police.

According to Inspector Chandra Bahadur Thapa at Area Police Office in Urlabari, the victim was bludgeoned to death with stone. He face was damaged beyond recognition. 

Four blood-stained stones and a baton were found near the body. Police officers 

suspected that a group of assailants were involved in the murder. It is suspected that the victim might have been raped and murdered as her body was found naked. The motive behind the murder is not immediately known, said police.

The local people spotted the body at around 8am and immediately informed to the police. It took time for the family members to identify the body. The victim’s daughter identified her with a help of a tattoo inked in her right arms and clothes recovered near the incident site. 

The victim was a commoner who eked out a living by making traditional Nepali cap, Dhakatopi, in her house. After her day long work with her husband, she went to Madhumalla Bazaar at around 6pm on Saturday. It is learnt that her husband Bhim Bahadur Tamang asked her not to go to the bazaar, but she refused. Madhumalla Bazaar is around one kilometre far from her residence.

The victim’s relatives demanded to investigate into the incident and bring the guilty to book immediately. “She (Shanti) was killed very brutally. Her departed soul will only rest in peace when the culprit is arrested and punished,” said Bishnu Kumari Rai, the victim’s sister-in-law. The relatives and neighbours claimed that the murderers could be from the same area.

Published: 05-03-2018 07:33

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