Incident Reports

Woman found dead in Khotang, murder suspected


Province 1, Khotang, Sakela, Ward 1

A woman has been murdered for not agreeing to marry a man chosen by her cousin in Khotang. The deceased has been identified as 26-year-old Shakuntala Rai of Sakela Rural Municipality-1 Banjhechyandada Sekhuwa.

Shakuntala's cousin brother Sanjiv Rai beat her to death by taking her to jungle from her home on Monday for refusing to marry a person he had proposed. Shakuntala was in deep relationship with 26-year-old Dinesh Katawal of Rupakot Majhuwagadhi Municipality-9 Nirmalidanda and had married him on Friday, three days before being murdered by her cousin.

Bruises were found on different parts of Shakuntala's body. Police have arrested Sanjiv and are further investigating the incident.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons None
Primary Cause Other types of GBV
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Killed 1
Female Killed 1
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