A man was murdered by a group of unidentified individuals while he was sleeping in his home in Okhaldhunga last night.
Santosh Karki, 29, of Molung Rural Municipality was killed by a group of unidentified individuals using a sharp weapon. Locals had informed police about the incident after Karki’s blood-soaked body was found in his room.
According to Inspector Niranjan Bhattarai, a police team led by DSP Anantaram Sharma reached the incident site today and launched an investigation into the incident. Post-mortem was conducted at Rumjatar Hospital and it will take some days for the report to come, said Inspector Bhattarai.
Locals say that an unidentified person had asked about the location of Santosh’s home and they had showed the home thinking that he might be a friend of Santosh.
Santosh was alone when the incident happened. A blood-stained knife, T-shirt, pants and a cap used by the killers were recovered from the nearby forest. “Though the incident looks mysterious, we are investigating and it will take sometime for the facts to come out,” Bhattarai said.
Karki’s house is 15 minutes’ walk from his neighbour’s. Though Karki was living in Kathmandu, he had been living in the village for the past one-and-a-half months.
Molung Rural Municipality ward chair Ram Kumar Karki said the incident was unimaginable. Gopal Nepal, information officer at the rural municipality, said Karki was living in the village for the past one-and-a-half months.
Nepal, who studied together with Karki up to SLC, said he was friendly and good. “When I was on my way home from office, I heard Karki had committed suicide. But, when I reached his home, I found that the incident looked like murder,” Nepal said.
वैदेशिक रोजगारको सिलसिलामा दुबई गएका एक व्यक्तिले आफ्नी श्रीमतीसँग सम्बन्ध भएको आशंकामा युवकको हत्या गरेका छन् ।
ओखलढुंगाको मोलुङ–३ का सन्तोष कार्कीको चुप्पी प्रहार गरेर ५ भदौमा हत्या भएको हो । कार्कीको हत्यामा संलग्न भएको आरोपमा दाङको लालमटिया, भालुबाङका सञ्जिव थापा पक्राउ परेका छन् ।
उनलाई इलाका प्रहरी कार्यालय, कोहलपुरबाट प्रहरी नायब उपरीक्षक (डिएसपी) रमेशबहादुर सिंहको नेतृत्वमा खटिएको प्रहरी टोलीले बुधबार बिहान पक्राउ गरेको हो ।
प्रारम्भिक सोधपुछका क्रममा थापाले आफ्नी श्रीमतीसँग सम्बन्ध भएका कारण कार्कीको हत्या गरेको दाबी गरेका छन् । उनी कार्कीको हत्या हुनु केहीदिन अगाडि मात्रै नेपाल आएका थिए ।
‘कार्कीको हत्या गर्ने उद्देश्यले नै थापा यहाँ आएको हुनसक्छ’, अनुसन्धानमा संलग्न एक अधिकारीले अनलाइनखबरसँग भने ।