Incident Reports

Man found murdered in Dhankuta


Province 1, Dhankuta, Mahalaxmi, Ward 4

A man was found dead in Jyamire of Mahalaxmi-4 in Dhankuta district early on Friday. Seventy-year-old Man Bahadur Basnet, a local of Mahalaxmi municipality-5 was found brutally murdered on Friday morning. Basnet’s decapitated body was found at his residence, while his severed head was found a kilometer away from his home. Although the incident came to light on Friday morning, police suspect that the victim was murdered late on Thursday, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Narendra Kunwar, Chief of the district police office. According to Mahalaxmi Municipality mayor Dhurba Raj Raya, the disabled victim was murdered at his residence.

Police and the authorities are reaching the incident spot, Raya added. Police said, details regarding the incident are yet to be ascertained and investigation into the matter is underway. Police arrested Niroj Katuwal a 22-year-old local youth on the suspicion of involvement in the murder. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Sharp weapon
Primary Cause Unclear
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 1
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