Incident Reports

Husband and father-in-law arrested on charge of murdering woman in Kavre


Bagmati, Kavrepalanchowk, Chaurideurali, Ward 9

Police discovered a body of 22-year-old Sumina Gurung buried in Gothpani of Chaurideurali Rural Municipality-9 in Kavre. They have arrested the deceased's 28-year-old husband, Sonam Lama, and 66-year-old father-in-law Chandrabajra Lama in the charge of their involvement in her murder.

Two years earlier, the deceased eloped with her husband. According to preliminary investigation, the two have been at odds for some time due to caste and family differences. The police began an investigation after the deceased's parents filed a complaint against her husband.

Sumina had been missing since the afternoon of May 15. After Lama was arrested by the police on May 19, they discovered her burial place.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Domestic violence
Secondary Cause Ethnic or caste-based collective tensions
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
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
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