Four arrested from Kathmandu for looting the house of Chinese NationalKathmandu District Court has remanded the fours suspects to investigative custody.
A special team mobilised by Metropolitan Police Circle, Lainchaur, has arrested four people in the last two days in connection to the house robbery incident of last Monday at Thamel.
“The suspected robbers had broken into the house of Yun Xiamen, a Chinese national at Thamel, and made off with more than Rs2 million in cash and jewelleries,” DSP Dipak Khadka, the in charge of the police circle, told the Post.
Yun has been living in Nepal with his Nepali wife at Thamel for the past five years.
The masked robbers, according to Khadka, entered the couple’s house at around 9:30pm on March 29 and subdued Yun, his wife Anjali Tamang, and his two brothers-in-law Pravesh Tamang and Pasang Tamang with duct tape before ransacking the place.
“A special team was mobilised to investigate the case and four suspects have been arrested,” Khadka said.
Police have identified the suspects as Amir Tamang, 24, Phulkaji Tamang, 28, Buddha Tamang, 28, and Roshan Lama, 28.
The team also recovered Rs792,500, RMB 6,170 and some gold jewelleries from the suspects.
Khadka said preliminary investigation has revealed that the suspects were acquaintances of Anjali, Yun’s wife.
Kathmandu District Court has remanded the fours suspects to investigative custody.
Robbery and burglary cases have been rising across the country, according to the Nepal Police data.
In the fiscal year 2014-15, a total of 1,309 incidents of robbery and burglary were recorded throughout the country. The number of cases rose to 1,578 in the following fiscal year 2015/16.
The complaint related to robbery and burglary reached 1,627 in the fiscal year 2016/17 and 1,628 in the fiscal year 2017/18. In the fiscal year 2018/19, cases related to robbery and burglary reached 2,646.