Murder convict Parme Bhatta, 80, of Purchaudi Municipality-2, Baitadi, who had been on the run after killing four people with a khukuri 42 years ago. (RSS)
BAITADI, May 18: Police arrested an 80-year-old man convicted of murdering four persons 42 years ago from Puchaudi Municipality-2 in the district.
Parme Bhatta had been hiding ever since he murdered four persons, including Arjun Awasthi, Putali Awasthi and Kalasha Awasthi, with a khukuri in Puchaudi Municipality-10, police said.
The murder took place when the deceased tried to intervene while Bhatta was looting their house at night, police said. Bhatta had taken a shelter in the house of the deceased on that fateful day.
Earlier, 23 years ago, the District Court had sentenced Bhatta to 20 years in prison on the same charge. Likewise, the Appellate Court and the Supreme Court also upheld the verdict of the District Court in the case. RSS (Photo available)