Police arrest three of six persons suspected in Ranibari house robbery incident

- NAYAK PAUDEL, Kathmandu

Apr 22, 2019-

Police have arrested three out of six men in connection to the April 10 house robbery in Ranibari, Kathmandu.

According to the Metropolitan Crime Division of Nepal Police, Nabaraj Tamang, 38, Shanta Bahadur Tamang aka Dipesh, 28 and Bikram Shrestha, 36, were arrested on Friday.

Six men had broken into the house of 79-year old Lalendra Sherchan at around 11:30 am on April 10 and robbed jewellery and cash worth Rs 560,000 after tying the hands and legs of  Sherchan, his wife Bhanu Devi and their domestic help Mithu Thakali.

Police had launched a search after the robbers based on their descriptions provided by Sherchan.

Three of the robbers were arrested from different parts of Kathmandu on Friday, police said.  

Police also seized a taxi [Ba 2 Ja 3061], a jeep [Ba 3 Cha 7164] and gold jewellery from the trio.

“The group had used the taxi and the jeep during the robbery. The taxi was rented while the jeep belonged to Bikram,” Senior Superintendent of Police Dhiraj Pratap Singh, chief of the division, told the Post.

Meanwhile, police have intensified their search for three other robbers.

“They have been identified and we hope to arrest them soon,” said Singh.

Published: 22-04-2019 10:13

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