Ex-envoy Jha murder case: Police arrest security guard

Published On: August 18, 2019 08:15 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Police have arrested a man suspected of involvement in the murder of former ambassador to France Keshav Raj Jha.

Police arrested Sanukancha Tamang, a security guard deployed in Jha's residence, from Panauti Municipality-10 on Sunday.

He was arrested by a team of Metropolitan Police Crime Division. The investigation has been launched on the arrested Tamang, according to the department.

Kathmandu District Court has remanded Tamang for seven days in judicial custody for further investigation into the case. Jha’s wife Gyanu Jha had filed an FIR against Tamang.

Jha was mysteriously murdered on August 20 last year at his residence at Babarmahal, Kathmandu.

Police have not been able to resolve the murder case of Jha, who was killed by a knife in a room at home.

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