Six dead bodies recovered within a week in Rautahat

Published On: February 24, 2019 07:51 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Feb 24: Police have recovered six dead bodies from various places of Rautahat within a week, reflecting the poor state of security in the district. 

The series of murders along with the increasing number of road fatalities, recent attack on a journalist and torching of Ncell tower have terrorized the people across the district.

On Friday evening, the dead body of nearly a 20-year-old girl was recovered from a jungle which lies to the south of the East-West Highway in Chandrapur Municipality. According to police, the girl who was wearing green ‘kurtha and suruwal’ had letters PK tattooed in her hand. Preliminary investigation shows that the girl must have been murdered.

Similarly, on Saturday, Sukhi Devi Gautam, 42, of Chandrapur-2 was found hanging some 400 meters away from her home. As stated by her neighbors, her death seems suspicious. Area Police Office (APO), Chandrapur has intensified investigation on the alleged suicide case.

Three days ago, the dead body of a boy was recovered from the bank of Bagmati River in Brindaban Municipality. Police have not been able to identify the body, which was found semi-naked. On February 19, Jit Bahadur Pariyar of Chandrapur-6 was found dead in Chandrapur-4. The reason behind his death is still unknown. 

A day before that, Ram Bahadur Darlami of Bagmati Municipality-5 was found hanging in a forest of Chandrapur-1. Police have expedited investigation into the case, as his apparent suicide seems suspicious. Likewise, on February 12, Khadga Bahadur Adhikari of Chandrapur-2 was found dead in a forest of Chandrapur-4.

Five days ago, the dead body of a beggar was recovered from the Lamaha forest of Chandrapur. Though police have succeeded in identifying most of the dead bodies, they are still struggling to find out the reason behind the deaths. Admitting that the dead bodies of six people were recovered in a week, Police Inspector Santosh Pathak of APO, Chandrapur stated that police would soon find out the reason behind all these deaths.

On Friday evening, an unidentified group torched an Ncell tower in Gaidatar of Chandrapur, disrupting its service. So far, police have not been able to identify those involved in the incident. 

The same day, a local journalist was attacked in a public place. An unidentified group thrashed Rabindra Sah, suspended chairperson of Rautahat chapter of the Federation of Nepalese Journalist, near BP Chowk in the district headquarters Gaur. Sah, whose right hand has been fractured after the incident, is receiving treatment at Birgunj.

Furthermore, Awadhlal Raya Yadav of was hit by a vehicle just around 100 meter away from the APO, Maulapur. The condition of Yadav is critical, according to the doctors involved in his treatment. He is undergoing treatment at Birgunj Hospital. As per the details provided by the District Traffic Police Office (DTPO), altogether 13 accidents have occurred in the last 15 days where two people were killed and eight were injured.

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