Bhagarathi murder case: District Court sends accused Bhatta to correction center

Published On: March 10, 2021 09:54 AM NPT By: RSS

BAITADI, March 10: The District Court Baitadi has issued an order to send Dinesh Bhatta, 16, of Dogadakedar Rural Municipality-7, Chadepani in Baitadi – who is accused of rape and subsequent murder of an adolescent girl – to a correction center. 

Dinesh was accused of taking life of Bhagarathi Bhatta, 17, of the same village after rape. The office of government lawyer on Tuesday handed him to the court. 

Baitadi Police Chief and Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Narayan Prasad Adhikari shared that the court had reprimanded Dinesh to a correction center as the accused was below 18 years of age. 

A single bench of District Court Justice Tilak Bahadur Karki issued the order after hearing on the rape and murder case. 

Preparation is being made to send Diensh to a correction center in Doti on Wednesday, it is informed. 

Bhagarathi was found dead in a local Lablek forest on February 4. After investigation into the incident, the police held Dinesh on February 16. Dinesh had admitted to his involvement in the rape and murder of Bhagarathi.

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