Police arrest five for murdering a transgender woman after sex

Published On: February 5, 2020 08:50 AM NPT By: Ashok Sujan Shrestha

MAKAWANPUR, Feb 5: Dispute over the payment after sexual intercourse has led to the murder of a woman in Hetauda, police said on Tuesday.

According to police, a group of youths killed Ajita Bhujel, 29, due to a dispute over the payment after having sexual relations with them inside a truck at Thana Bharyang of Hetauda, on January 17. Bhujel was a transgender. 

The gang had offered Rs 7,000 to Bhujel for having sexual relation. After having sex, the gang refused to give the promised amount and strangled her to death by electric cable wire at the truck cabin, police investigation has revealed. Then they rushed to dump the dead body into a gorge along the Kanti Rajpath.

Organizing a press meet in Hetauda on Tuesday, police made public the five accused. Chief of the District Police Office Sushil Singh Rathaur said five local youths were held in connection with the murder of the woman from Hetauda Sub-Metropolitan City-11. Police had traced the murderers through call details of the deceased person. During investigations, police had recovered the cell phone belonging to the deceased. 

Two others involved in the murder are still at large, according to police. A joint team of the Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Teku and Makawanpur District Police Office had arrested the alleged murderers in a joint operation. 

Those arrested are Simon Pariyar, 18, Sushil Thapa Magar, 25, Ashish Bal, 24, Buddha Lama, 21, and Alisha Pakhrin, 20.


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