KHOTANG, Feb 8: Police have arrested a middle-aged man involved in murdering a thirty-year-old woman on Saturday for reportedly refusing to have sex with him. The incident came to light after the police in Khotang district arrested the alleged murderer on Monday, five hours after identifying the body of the woman dumped on a riverside in Bhojpur district.
Preliminary investigation of the police has found that Rohin Karki, 40, of Chisapani in Khotnag district killed Sumina Mahat of Kodar, Bjojpur after she rejected his proposal to have sex. According to the police, the accused has accepted his involvement in the crime.
The two were having a clandestine relationship which is evident from the conversation between the couple over mobile phone and email, according to the police.
“As per the statement of the arrested, he actually wanted to take her to his home to have sex with her. But when the women disagreed to do so, she was murdered by the man in a fit of anger,” said DSP Nabin Kishor Pradhan of District Police Office, Khotang.
Police suspect that the dispute between the two went on for a long time as the slippers of the woman were found at two different places.
Police quoted Karki as saying that he took out a Bhojpuri Khukuri knife from the woman's bag and killed her when she did not comply with his request.
Mahat had left her home last Wednesday telling her parents that she was going to Itahari. Her body was found on the confluence of Kaverkhola at Dambarkhushivalaya of Bhojpur on Saturday. Police identified the body only on Monday and was able to arrest Karki within hours. He was arrested with the jwelleries of the deceased and had had blood stains on his clothes.
According to DSP Pradhan, the accused had thrown the clothes and mobile phone of Mahat in the river after murdering her. According the police, the deceased woman was unmarried and the murder accused, who had returned from Qatar, is married.
He had reached Bhojpur to pick up the woman. Her family members were not aware about her relation with Karki.