Complaint Filed Against Accused of Suicide Abetment

  June 12, 2024 By: INSEC

The District Police Office in Lumbini has registered a complaint on June 10 against Rahul Kurmi, 24, for the charge of abetting the suicide of Babita Kewat, 23, of Gaidahawa Rural Municipality-3, Jhutaniya. It is reported that the accused is the victim’s lover.

The father of the deceased, Rajaskal Kewat,53, filed a complaint at the Area Police Office in Lumbini on 10 June stating that the victim had written about being compelled to commit suicide after enduring three years of sexual exploitation by the accused under false promises of marriage. The victim was found hanging on the night of April 26.

Inspector Kanchan Tamang of the Area Police Office in Lumbini informed INSEC that the investigation process has been moved forward based on the complaint filed by the aggrieved party. However, the accused is currently absconding. Inspector Tamang added that the victim, in her suicide note, mentioned being in a love relationship with the accused for three years. He had been exploiting her by falsely promising marriage after a few months. After the accused married another girl on April 24, the victim was forced to take her own life unable to bear the pain.

Postmortem of the body was done on April 27 at Bhim Hospital, Bhairahawa. The victim’s father said that they cremated the body on the same day.


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