Rupandehi Police arrests eight in Tiwari murder case

Published On: February 26, 2017 01:18 PM NPT

Police reiterates Manoj planned Tiwari's murder

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Nepal Police reiterated that Manoj Budha Magar aka Manoj Pun was the mastermind behind the murder of Durga Tiwari, who was the chairman of CPN-UML's sister wing Youth Association Nepal.

The Police made public its investigation report on the case on Sunday and named 12 individuals, who were involved in the murder.

On the murder charge, Rupandehi Police arrested Basanta Bahadur Chapagain of Devdaha-6, Buddhi Sagar Yadav and Rajesh Yadav of Tilottama-15, Khemananda Bhattarai of Tilottama-8, Sagar Thapa of Devdaha-8, Angad Tharu of Dhakdhai-8, Nawalparasi and Risheshwar Kumal of Devdaha-9 and presented them before media in a press conference on Sunday. The eight are said to be involved in bringing gun and bullets, gathering information about Tiwari and ferrying the shooter and helping him to escape.

Police said that Manoj, the mastermind, is at large along with another planner Som Bahadur Ale and the shooter Raju. Likewise, Police said that Shyam Gurung of Gadhimai-1 and Tul Bahadur Sinjali of Devdaha-3 are also at large and they were also involved in executing the murder plan. Police said that Manoj made a plan to murder Tiwari because of their rivalry.

On December 19, two people riding on a Pulsar Motorbike had shot Tiwari at Koliya road in Devdaha. Tiwari died later on the day while treatment was going on at Devdaha Medical College.

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