Incident Reports

Journalist Uma Singh's murderer gets life sentence


Madhes, Dhanusha, Janakpur

Umesh Yadav aka Swamiji, the mastermind behind the 2009 gruesome murder of Janakpur-based journalist Uma Singh has been sentenced to life imprisonment. The District Court Dhanusha convicted him of masterminding journalist Singh murder and awarded him a life sentence. A bench of court Chief Judge Krishna Bahadur Thapa Wednesday handed down the verdict. Journalist Singh was hacked to death on January 11, 2009, by an armed gang while she was preparing the meal at her rented room at Rajaul of Janakpur Sub Metropolis. She succumbed to the fatal injuries while being taken to the capital for treatment. Police succeeded in arresting Umesh from Gaurifanta of west Dhangadhi a year ago. Victim's sister-in-law Lalita Devi Singh and Nemwal Paswan, other convicts in the crime, are serving life imprisonment at the Mahottari jail and Siraha jail, respectively.

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 unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Killed 1
National/Online Media