Woman found murdered in local forest in SirahaPolice have arrested one of the three accused in the case based on the statement of the witness.
A woman was found dead in Mirchaiya of Siraha district on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the police, the 26-year-old was found murdered in the Arhariya Community Forest on Tuesday afternoon. The victim, a resident of Mirchaiya Municipality-2, had gone to the forest to cut grass.
The victim’s body was found in the forest near the Karjanha Municipality with deep cuts on the neck and stomach, said Deputy Superintendent Hari Woli of the Mirchaiya Area Police Office.
Woli informed the victim was accompanied by another woman.
Police said that the woman hid in the bushes after three men started physically assaulting the victim. She later ran from the incident site and informed the locals about the incident.
The police reached the scene after they were informed by the locals, said Woli.
Following the incident, the locals pressured the police to file complaints against the accused. However, after the police informed them that complaints would be filed only after the completion of the investigation.
In protest of the incident and the investigation approach taken by the police, the locals blocked the Malhaniya section of the East-West highway for two hours.
The locals burned tyres and obstructed traffic on the highway, demanding for the arrest and prosecution of the accused.
Woli informed that one of the accused has been arrested based on the witness’ statement recorded by the police and investigation is underway.