Police have arrested Chunamani Thakur, 27 of Haripur VDC-3, Ram Babu Gupta Shah, 19 of same VDC-1 and 22 years old Kapil Dev Das on December 15 on charge of murdering eight years old Durga Nanda Shah of Haripur VDC-3.
SP Debesh Lohani of District Police Office said that the boy was strangled to death by the accused and disposed the body in septic tank of neighbor Panna Lal Shah’s toilet. The police had recovered the body on December 15.
SP Lohani said that the body was recovered in decaying state and sent for forensic test in BP Koirala Health Institute.
According to DSP Dan Bahadur Karki, the investigation has revealed that the accused had abducted the child and murdered him to make neighbor Panna Lal responsible for murder.
The family of the victim is in deep sorrow after the incident. The villagers are terrorized by the incident.
Manohar Kumar Pokhrel