Incident Reports

Three of a family found dead in mysterious condition in Bhaktapur


Bagmati, Bhaktapur, Madhyapur Thimi, Ward 9

Three members of a family in Madhyapur Thimi Municipality in Bhaktapur have been found dead in a mysterious condition. They were found dead in their own three-storied building in the Nikosera area of the municipality, according to police.

Those found dead have been identified as Sudip Adhikari, 36, his wife Samjhana, 34, and their 15-year-old Sushant. Their pet dog has also been found dead, according to Chief of Metropolitan Police Circle Office, Thimi, Rishi Ram Kandel.

Police said they have initiated an investigation as the dead bodies have been found in suspicious condition. Police have concluded that this could be the incident of murder.

According to Sunil Adhikari, the younger brother of the deceased Sudip, the dead bodies of Samjhana and the pet dog were found on the second floor, while the dead body of his niece Sushant was found on the third floor. Sudip was found dead on the top floor of the house.

Preliminary investigation has shown that the three must have been murdered a few days ago. Police is yet to get any clue when and how the murder was committed.

Superintendent of Police Tara Devi Thapa of Metropolitan Police Range Office, Bhaktapur, Chief of Metropolitan Police Crime Division SSP Dipak Thapa as well as other senior police officials had earlier visited the incident sites to expedite the investigation process.



Bhaktapur incident: Sudip committed suicide after killing wife and son, say Police

A preliminary investigation of the police has shown that Sudip Adhikari committed suicide after killing his wife and son in the incident of three deaths found at a house in Madhyapur Timi Municipality-6 on Friday evening.

According to police, Sudip must have murdered them with a sharp weapon while they were asleep before poisoning himself.

A team of police from Bhaktapur Metropolitan Police Range and Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Kathmandu had reached the incident site after being informed by Sudip’s younger brother at 5 pm on Friday.

The team which included forensic exports from TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj found 36-year-old Sudip, his wife Samjhana, 34, and his son Sushanta, 15, dead in their house.

“The body of Sushanta was found on the first floor and that of Samjhana on the third floor. Blood stains were visible on the wall of the house,” said an official involved in the investigation.

Both of the bodies had deep cuts in their heads and were decomposing indicating that son and the mother could have been killed at least two days ago, according to the preliminary investigation. However, the facts will come out only after the postmortem.

Sudip’s body which was found on the ground floor has no injuries. Few marks of vomiting were visible near his body, said the police.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Sharp weapon
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 2
Female Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
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