Two arrested in connection with death of a girl in KathmanduThe victim was likely set on fire before being taken to hospital for treatment, police say. She died on Monday while undergoing treatment.
Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a girl, who sustained fatal burn injuries at a Naxal-based hotel in Kathmandu.
Police said a 23-year-old girl, a resident of Chabahil, died of burn injuries on Monday. She had received the burn at Hotel Crown Plaza in Naxal.
Padam Kumar Shrestha, 37, of Golanjor Municipality in Sindhupalchok and Keshav Rijal of Jitpur Simara Sub-Metropolitan City in Bara were detained for investigation, said police. Shrestha is one of the employees of the hotel.
Police informed that the girl had sustained burn injuries at the hotel and Rijal had taken her to Bir Hospital for treatment. “Bir Hospital later referred the victim to Nepal Cleft and Burn Centre at Kirtipur where she breathed her last,” said Superintendent of Police Dinesh Mainali, the spokesperson at the Kathmandu Police Circle.
Mainali said Shrestha was held for investigation as he attempted to conceal the incident by not informing the police.
Police suspect that Rijal was a guest at the hotel and was involved in the incident. Preliminary investigation by police shows that the girl might have been set on fire using petrol.
The Kathmandu District Court has remanded both the detainees to custody for investigation.
Mainali said further investigation is underway into the incident and the suspects.
The girl’s body was taken to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital on Monday for postmortem.