KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Police on Tuesday recovered the body of a Nepal Police constable, Ram Bahadur Saud, posted at a temporary police post in Jugeda in Kailali, who had been missing for the past three days.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mukesh Kumar Singh, spokesperson for the Sudur Paschim Province Police Office, told Republica over the phone that the body of the police constable was found in the Mohana River at Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan City-12.
On Sunday morning this week, Assistant Sub-inspector (ASI) Govinda Bishwakarma, who was on duty, was found murdered near the Nepal-India border in Kailali district, while his colleague Saud went missing. Bishwakarma’s body was found with deep cuts, some three kilometers away from his office.
Both of them had left the temporary police station in Dhangadhi-12 on a motorcycle at 8:30PM on Saturday evening. Their motorcycle was found three kilometers away from the river.
Both the police personnel were out of contact from 11PM on Saturday.
“The body of the missing police constable was found some 200 meters north east of where ASI BK’s body was found,” Singh said adding that an investigation into the case is underway.
Meanwhile, police have arrested 13 individuals for investigation into the twin murder case as of today, Singh further said. SSP Singh said that the preliminary police investigation shows that the officer could have been murdered in a clash with smugglers at the Nepal-India border.
“We have intensified search to nab those involved in the killings,” he said.
A joint team of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force has been mobilized in the area for the same, he added. On Monday, relatives and neighbors of BK and Saud took to the streets in Dhangadhi demanding an investigation into Saud’s disappearance and support for Bishwkarma’s family. They also took out a protest march from Chauraha to the District Administration Office, Kailali, on Monday.