Police form five-member committee to probe Gairigaun murderThree of the four persons murdered are from the same family. Cut wounds were found on the victims’ heads and in different parts of their bodies.
The Kathmandu Valley Police has formed a five-member probe committee to investigate the Gairigaun murder case.
Police on Saturday morning recovered the bodies of four people who were murdered at Gairigaun in Tinkune, Kathmandu.
The investigation team is led by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Somendra Singh Rathor, with Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Hari Khatiwada of Kathmandu District Police Range, DSP Subas Khadka of Kathmandu Valley Police Office Rani Pokhari, DSP Surakshya KC of Kathmandu Valley Crime Investigation Office Minbhawan, and Police Inspector Birendra KC of Police Circle New Baneshwar as members.
According to SSP Dinesh Raj Mainali, who is also the spokesperson for the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range, Kumar Bhujel, 55, his wife Ambika Bhujel, 52, his mother Subhadra Bhujel, 73, and a local of Belbari, Nabin Rai, 20, were found dead at the Gairigaun-based Shree Dibya Saw Mill in ward 32 of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City.
“As we have already formed an investigation team, we will give further details only after the team comes up with its findings,” said Mainali.
Kumar was a security guard at the saw mill. All four victims sustained cuts on their heads and in different parts of their bodies, police said.
A 28-year-old suspect, Dipendra Rai, has been taken into custody for investigation.
The bodies of the victims were immediately taken to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj for a post-mortem, Mainali said.
Police suspect that the incident occurred at midnight. Personnel from the Valley Police Office and the District Police Range had reached the incident site immediately.
Nawaraj Parajuli, the ward 32 chair, called it a heinous crime. “I request the government to investigate these issues as per the gravity of the crime,” Parajuli told the Post.