Police arrest five suspects in relation to a murder in CapitalAccording to Deputy Superintendent of Police at Boudha Police Station, Ramesh Bahadur Singh, the murderers forced some tramadol down KC’s throat to knock her unconscious and then thrashed her until she died.
On September 18, the body of Kamala KC, 56, was found dead in a rented room at Tenjing Chowk in Kapan. KC, a permanent resident of Badganga Rural Municipality in Kapilvastu district, was found with her hands and mouth tied with a rope.
On Saturday, nearly two weeks into the investigation, police arrested five people on the suspicion of KC’s murder. The arrestees have been identified as Pasang Tamang, 31, of Tokha; Somlal Theing, 27, of Kapan; Sabina Tamang, 19, of Bhrikuti Chowk; Pasang Sherpa, 31, of Narayantar; and Budhiman Karki, 32, of Budhanilakantha.
According to Deputy Superintendent of Police at Boudha Police Station, Ramesh Bahadur Singh, the murderers forced some tramadol down KC’s throat to knock her unconscious and then thrashed her until she died. “The motive of this murder seems to rob KC, because jewellery and cash were missing from her home after the incident,” shared Singh to the Post. “The accused were on the run but the police have tracked them down and detained them from various parts of the Capital.”
KC lived by herself in Kapan where she used to operate a tea shop.
Every year, thousands of cases such as KC’s are filed at police stations across the country. In fact, the country has seen a steady rise in murder cases in the last five years.
As per data provided by Nepal Police, 5,172 murder cases were filed in the fiscal year 2014-15. The number rose to 5,367 in 2015-16, and reached 5,904 in 2016-17. In 2017-18, the number of murder cases in the country reached 6,405. The murder incidents saw a slight decline in 2018-19, only to rise again to 6,233 in 2018-19.