Incident Reports

Baitadi: 21-year-old woman murdered, 15-year-old girl injured


Sudurpashchim, Baitadi, Shivanath, Ward 6

A 21-year-old woman was found murdered by using a sharp weapon at Baladanga, Shivanath rural municipality-6 of the Baitadi district on Sudurpaschim. Maya Luhar, a resident of Sailoda, Pancheshwar rural municipality-4 of the district, was missing since Tuesday, but she was found dead near a Shiva temple at Baladanga, according to police. Inspector Lokraj Joshi, the District Police Office spokesperson, says Neha Luhar (15), who accompanied the victim, was found injured. She has been referred to Dadeldhura Hospital after primary treatment at Patan Primary Health Centre in Baitadi. She is reported to be critical. The duo had left the village saying they had to get their clothes sewed. After they did not return home until late at night, the families informed the police. The law enforcers say further investigation is underway. The accused absconded. 

During police investigation the injured girl accused Bharat Koli, an APF personnel of murdering Maya and attacking her. A complaint of murder was lodged against Koli on the basis of the victim's statement. Police have intensified search for the accused. 

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 Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 1
Female Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
Total Injured 1
Female Injured 1
Youth Injured 1
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