Incident Reports

Couple found dead in Chitawan: Police suspect murder suicide


Bagmati, Chitawan, Bharatpur, Ward 29

A man and wife were found dead on January 10 at ward no-29, Khetbari of Bharatpur municipality in Chitwan. Locals saw the husband, 28 year old Prem Rana Magar hung on the purlin and informed police at 7 in the morning. Police recovered the deceased body of the wife, 25 year old Shanti Rana Magar from the floor. 

Initial investigation showed that the husband hung himself after murdering wife by hitting her with wooden baton. According to locals, the husband and wife used to have frequent rows. Prem Bahadur worked as construction labor and Shanti was a housewife. They also have a 6 year old son, who had gone to his aunt's house when the incident happened. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Other
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 2
Female Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
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