Accused Arrested for Crime of Killing

  May 17, 2024 By: INSEC

Police arrested a 17-year-old boy and a 37-year-old woman on 15 May for torturing and killing a 17-year-old minor from Kathekhola Rural Municipality-1, Baglung. The victim was the woman’s daughter-in-law and wife to the other accused.

The victim was taken to the Dhaulagiri Hospital, Baglung after she was found hanged on 14 May. However, the doctors declared her dead on arrival.

Although a suicide note stating she could not bear the torture inflicted by her husband and the family was found in the victim’s room, her family filed a complaint with the police on May 16, claiming that she was tortured, fatally beaten, and then hanged.

DSP Bijaya Yadav of District Police Office Baglung said that the accused were taken into custody from Dhaulagiri Hospital on May 15. It is reported that since Dhaulagiri Hospital Baglung does not have skilled personnel for postmortems, preparations are being made to send the body to Pokhara for the procedure.

Srijana Panta