Darchula couple found murderedThe locals came to know about the incident on Sunday morning when the elderly couple did not come out of the house until late morning.
An elderly couple was murdered at their house in Mahakali Municipality-3, Darchula district, on Saturday night.
According to the District Police Office, an unidentified person killed Draupati Mahara, 70, and her husband Birbhan Mahara, 75. The couple’s 14-year-old grandson Lokesh was injured in the attack.
“Somebody threw stones on the roof of our house. When my grandfather went out to see who it was, the assailant attacked him. My grandmother, who had run out of the house after my grandfather, was also killed,” Lokesh told the police. According to him, the assailant, who was wearing a black shirt, beat him up and threw him into a room. Lokesh is receiving treatment in Dhangadhi.
The locals came to know about the incident on Sunday morning when the elderly couple did not come out of the house until late morning. They found Draupati dead while her husband and grandson were lying on the floor with serious injuries. Birbhan Mahara died in the district hospital while undergoing treatment.
“Nothing other than a firewood plank was recovered from the incident site,” said Rajendra Joshi, a local.
It is suspected that the elderly couple might have been murdered for money. Investigation into the incident is underway, said Police Inspector Rabindra Kathayat.
Body of woman recovered in a forest
SARLAHI: A woman was found dead at Dhankaul Rural Municipality-4 in Sarlahi district on Saturday evening. The woman, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, looks to be in her mid-twenties. Her body was found in a forest near the Bagmati River in Mainathpur, said police. The investigation officers suspect that she might have been murdered, as she was found bleeding from her nose. The body was taken to the district hospital for postmortem. Detailed investigation into the case is underway, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Pratit Singh Rathaur.