Incident Reports

Minor strangled to death by superstitious parents in Lamjung


Gandaki, Lamjung, Besishahar

 An 8-year-old minor was murdered by her own parents believing in a superstition that a rope used to commit suicide or murder can be sold at a very large sum of money.21-year-old Kalpana Bika (KC), her 47-year-old father Sobit Bahadur, 39-year-old Siddha Kumar Shahi, and Hari Prashad Bohora were arrested by the police on the charges of murdering 8-year-old Rita Bika. The four accused conspired and murdered the minor after Siddha Kumar said that a rope used for murder or suicide would fetch a large sum of money. The perpetrators murdered the child by strangling her with a rope and buried her in a pitch.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons None
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 4
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth na
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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