Abducted child murdered; kidnappers shot dead

Published On: August 6, 2018 04:46 PM NPT By: KP DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: The body of 11-year-old Nishan Khadka was found  in an under-construction building near Thimi. The child was kidnapped yesterday evening when he had gone to play with his friends.

His family searched him only late in the evening assuming that he was at his friend’s house. They started searching him only at 9 pm. Just then mobile rang out informing them that Nishan had been abducted. It was 9 pm. Then the family reported about it to the police.

Acting on a tip-off, the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) had deployed a special police squad to nab the criminals. During their search operation, MPCD shot dead two kidnappers at Ghyampedanda in Suryabinayak Municipality, Bhaktapur District on Monday afternoon.

"Gopal Tamang of Sindhupalchowk and Ajaya Tamang, 24, of Nuwakot district were shot dead in an encounter with police", SSP Dhiraj Pratap Singh, chief of MPCD, Kathmandu, told Republica Online. 

Police have recovered a pistol, two used bullets and a mobile set from the incident site which the kidnappers had used to call the mother of the victim for ransom.

The kidnappers had asked Rs 4 million in ransom shortly after the child was kidnapped. 

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