Incident Reports

Man accused of abduction and murder arrested in Banke


Lumbini, Banke, Rapti Sonari

The absconding convict, Rijwaan Sai was arrested after 7 years for the abduction of two students and murder of one. He was presented before the district court. Sai is accused of kidnapping 22-year-old Mohammad Ansari of Nepalgunj. The spokesperson of Banke Police, DSP Bhim Kiran Bogati, informed that Sai also abducted Mahendra Shahi of Jumla, who was living and studying in Nepalgunj-1. Sai abducted 16-year-old Liladhar Bhatta, a student of class 10, and 15-year-old Kapil Diwedi, a student of class 9 at Jay Bagheswori Higher Secondary School on September 30, 2010. Sai's group asked for a ransom of 50 lakh rupees after the abduction. But Kapil Duwaidi was murdered by slitting his throat after the family only gave 10 lakh rupees. Four involved in the crime are still on the run. Police informed that Pramod Giri of Bhawaniyapur-8, Bakridi Sesh of Kamdi-8, Sushma Barma, and Nizamuddin Sai of Indrapur absconded since the event and are yet to be found.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Abduction
Secondary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Kidnapping for ransom
Actor 1 - Number of people 5
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 3
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
Total Abducted 3
Youth Abducted 3
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