Incident Reports

Birgunj man arrested for murdering seven-year-old daughter


Madhes, Parsa, Birgunj, Ward 1

Birgunj, April 20

Police in Birgunj city of Parsa district have arrested a man on the charge of murdering his seven-year-old daughter.

The suspect has been identified as Sanjaya Kumar Sah Sonar, 29, a resident of Chhapkaiya, Birgunj-1 of the district. DSP Birendra Bahadur Shahi, the spokesperson of the District Police Office, says, “It has been revealed that he strangled his daughter, Anshu Kumari, and later faked that it was a suicide.”

The child was found dead in a room of her house on March 24 afternoon. The police were immediately informed about the incident saying the child killed herself by hanging with a shawl on a nail on the wall. It had been reported that the father saw her hanging and rushed her to the Narayani Sub-regional Hospital, which declared her dead upon arrival.

However, police investigations concluded that the father killed her, according to DSP Shahi. Following that, the suspect was arrested last Thursday.

Nonetheless, the investigators say the father did not have any intention to kill her; he had pressed her throat just to threaten her against going out during the lockdown imposed to control the coronavirus crisis.

It has been learned that the suspect already confessed to the crime.

Published on April 20th, Monday, 2020 11:13 AM

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons None
Primary Cause Domestic violence
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 1
Female Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
National/Online Media