Incident Reports

Three arrested in connection with murder of hermit


Police have arrested three persons involved in the murder of a hermit in Dadeldhura. Dadelram Neupane, deputy superintendent of police in Dadeldhura, said that two local juveniles, aged 14 and 16, were arrested on 13th October on the charge of murder of the hermit. Another alleged was arrested from the border of Dadeldhura and Baitadi based on information that they were lurking secretly. However, their identity has not been disclosed in accordance with Article 11 of the Children Act, 2018. 

On October 8, the arrested boys who were drunk went to the deceased's cottage and one of the accused hit him with stone during an argument with him. The hermit, Uma Shankar Giri , tried to escape after being assaulted but the drunk juveniles followed the him and beat him to death by hitting with the stone. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Religious leader
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Killed 1
National/Online Media , Local Newspaper - Bara , Local Newspaper - Kailali