Incident Reports

Missing owner of bags with Rs 10Lakh cash found dead in Darchula


Sudurpashchim, Darchula, Apihimal

A man, who was named a person of interest by Darchula police after discovering two unclaimed bags containing nearly Ten Lakh rupees in cash, a pistol, and his identity card in Ghusa village on Tuesday, was found dead on Wednesday. The body of Jaman Mahata was found on the bank of Chameliya River, not far away from where the bags were found, DSP Sushil Singh Rathour said. Police were searching for Mahata after finding his identity card in one of the bags. DSP Rathour said they found Mahata's body with wounds in his head and body. A bloody knife was also recovered from the scene. Mahata's family said that he had left home, at Sipti VDC-3, last week to go to Marma to sell yarchagumba, highly-priced parasitic fungi used for medicinal purpose. He was accompanied by a fellow villager, Damodar Dhami. Dhami was reported missing by his family a few days ago, making the case all the more compelling, DSP Rathour said. Mahata's body has been taken to Gokuleshwor Hospital for post-mortem. Police, meanwhile, are searching for missing Dhami. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Sharp weapon
Primary Cause Disputes over inheritance, debt, land and other economic disputes
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Unclear
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Killed 1
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