Incident Reports

One accused of murdering a teen girl of Jumla arrested while another is absconding


Karnali, Jumla, Hima, Ward 3

Police arrested 37-year-old Ramchandra Dangi of Hima Rural Municipality-3, Jumla, on October 21, on the charge of killing a 16-year-old girl Babita Rokaya of the same village. The dead body of Babita was found in the bank of Hima River at Hima Rural Municipality-1, Pagarpali, Jumla,  on October 17.

The victim’s side registered a complaint against 19-year-old Kar Bahadur Bhandari along with Dangi of Mofla village of Hima Rural Municipality-3. According to police, the main accused Bhandari is still absconding.

Police suspected it as murder as a rope was tied around her neck. Babita disappeared from her home on October 5. A week after the victim’s disappearance,  police found her clothes on a hill above Mofla village.

Police conducted a postmortem of the victim at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences Teaching Hospital, Jumla, on October 17. During the postmortem, a three-month-old baby was also found in the victim’s womb. 

Police are preparing to send the collected samples at Police Science Laboratory, Kathmandu for DNA and VCR testing. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Other types of GBV
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 1
Female Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
National/Online Media