Incident Reports

Man arrested on the charge of murdering his father and mother in Taplejung over dispute related to inter-caste marriage


Province 1, Taplejung, Phaktanglung, Ward 6

Police arrested Aetraj Limbu on the charge of murder of his father Birkha Bahadur Limbu and mother Fiparani Limbu of Phaktanglung rural municipality-6 of Taplejung on May 5. Aetraj confessed to murdering his father and other in a Khukuri attack while under the influence of alcohol. He further said that since his father and mother were against his inter-caste marriage, he used to have an argument over the same issue. He alleged that his parents used to discriminate against him and his wife because she belonged to a different caste. 

Bhim Bahadur Limbu, brother of Aetraj lodged the complaint of murder against his brother. According to Bhim Bahadur Aetraj used to give death threats to his parents during dispute with them.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Sharp weapon
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Killed 2
Female Killed 1
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