Nine people including four children brutally killed
A group of masked people murdered nine members of two families at Miklajung Rural Municipality-3 of Panchthar district on Monday night, said the police.
Sharp weapons were used to kill the families of local Dhanraj Sherma and his father-in-law Bam Bahadur Phiyak, in Arubote area of Milkajung, said locals.
Only one person — Sita Khajum (12), managed to survive the fatal attack. She has been severely injured in the attack. Mutilated bodies of five members of Sherma family were found inside the house, while bodies of four others of Phiyak family were recovered outside, said local Archana Gurung.
Ward chair of the village Hastaraj Phiyak confirmed the attack. The carnage survivor Sita said a group of masked people broke into the house at midnight on Monday and killed the family members with sharp weapons.
The deceased have been identified as 41 years old Dhanraj Sherma , Jasmita Phiyak 36, Man Kumari Phiyak 26, Iksha Sherma 6, Yobana Sherma 13, Muna Sherma 8, Bam Bahadur Phiyak 74 and his wife, and Aashika Khajum Limbu 12.
The local people heard about the attack only the following morning as the massacre took place at midnight, said the villagers.
Separate teams deployed from Dashami Bazaar-based police beat, Rabi-based Area Police Office and Panchthar District Police Office have reached the incident site for investigation into the incident.
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