District Court remands main accused of Rupandehi mass murder to seven days in custodyFive people were bludgeoned to death at a cattle farm in Tilottama Municipality on Monday night.
Jhasendra Bahadur Sinjali, the man accused of murdering five people in Rupandehi on Monday night, has been remanded in police custody for seven days.
District Court, Rupandehi, on Wednesday ordered the police to keep Sinjali in custody and proceed with their investigation.
Meanwhile, an investigation team formed by No.5 State Police Office, Dang, has made public the details of the incident that happened at a cattle farm in Maihiya village of Tilottama Municipality Ward No. 10 on Monday night.
The team, led by SSP Rajkumar Baidawar, has concluded that Sinjali, 32, of Lekbeshi Municipality in Surkhet, is the main accused of the murders based on the findings at the crime scene and statements from Sinjali and people who knew him.
“The main accused has admitted to murdering the five victims in a fit of rage because he was accused of shirking work at the farm,” Baidawar said in a press meet on Wednesday.
The team had inquired with the locals, the farm operator and relatives of the deceased.
“So far, the investigation shows that there’s only one individual involved in the crime,” Baidawar said.
He added that the investigators have recovered a wooden plank and a shovel used by Sinjali as murder weapons, a bottle of liquor and three packets of rat poison from the crime scene.
Madhav Musahar, 40, and his wife Janaki, 37, both workers at the farm, and three teenagers Pokharaj Musahar, Karan Chaudhary and Ashish Chaudhary were killed in the incident.
The victims were bludgeoned to death with a shovel. Their bodies were found at the same spot.
Byasamun Tharu, the ward chairman, said that the bodies of the deceased were handed over to their families after conducting post mortem.
“They were cremated in Mainwaha on Wednesday,” said Tharu.