Accused of Killing Family Members Arrested

  October 26, 2021 By: INSEC

Police have arrested Purnachandra Tamang, 33, of Deumai Municipality-5 on October 26, 2021, on the accusation of biting and killing his wife Sita Tamang, 34, and Shikshya Tamang, 16.

SP Mahendra Kumar Shrestha of the District Police Office shared with INSEC that the accused had bitten his wife and daughter to death while trying to heal them using the traditional healing process.

During the initial phase of the investigation, it was found that the accused is a “witch-doctor”  and he had killed his wife and daughter by biting them on to death on October 25, said SP Shrestha.

According to the police, although the incident took place on the night of October 25, the police received the information only on October 26 and later arrested the accused from his residence house.

The post-mortem of the bodies will be conducted at the District Hospital.


Babita Mainali