Incident Reports

Youth found dead in Jhapa


Province 1, Jhapa, Kankai, Ward 3

A young man has been killed in Jhapa. According to DSP Rakesh Thapa of Jhapa Police Office, the body of 22-year-old Abhishek Chaudhary was found dumped in a bamboo grove at Surunga River Bank in Kankai Municipality-3. The locals had informed the police after seeing the body of the youth at 9 am on Wednesday.

A team from the Area Police Office Surunga immediately rushed to the spot. According to DSP Thapa, the initial investigation showed that Chaudhary had been killed by someone. He said that the incident is suspicious as a sharp weapon was used to attack Chaudhary's face. According to the police, they are further investigating the incident.


Murder accused made public

Police have made public a person in connection with the murder of Abhishek Chaudhary of Ekanta Tole in Kankai Municipality, Jhapa.

Rabin Rajbanshi, 22, of Kankai Municipality was paraded by Jhapa District Police Office at a press conference at Anarmani Area Police Office today.

Twenty-two year-old Chaudhary’s body, with wounds from attack with a sharp weapon, was found in Ekanta Tole in Kankai Municipality yesterday morning.

“We started our investigation the same day the body was found and arrested Rajbanshi,” informed Jhapa DPO Chief SP Krishna Koirala, adding that both Chaudhary and Rajbanshi were friends and likely drug addicts.

Police, citing their investigation, revealed that Rabin had attacked Abhishek with an axe after he felt humiliated when Abhishek sent him to buy marijuana but didn’t allow him to smoke it.

Police had arrested Rabin from Tribeni Tole of Kankai at about 9:45 last night.

A version of this article appears in print on October 16, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.

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 n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Unclear
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
Totally damaged Vehicles 00
National/Online Media