RAUTAHAT, Sept 29: One more was killed in Rautahat last night. With this, the number of people murdered in the district since September 18 or the third phase of local elections has reached three.
Sawmill proprietor Birendra Saha, 45, of Balchanpur Baredawa of Chandrapur Municipality-10, was found dead this morning with serious head injuries from attacks with a sharp-edged weapon.
Police preliminary investigations show he was killed due to personal animosity, District Police Chief Superintendent of Police Yagya Binod Pokhrel said.
Police have taken some 'suspected' people under control for investigations into the case.
Prior to this, Swayawa Akbar of Paroha Municipality and Ram Pukar Yadav of Katahariya Municipality were killed by unidentified groups. Akbar is the son of a Nepali Congress candidate (defeated) for a ward chair while Yadav was the cadre of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal.
Meanwhile, incidents of robbery and scuffle have relatively increased here since the local level elections. Property worth around Rs 150 thousand was stolen from a mobile phone repairing center based in Katariya Municipality-5 last night.
On Sunday, robbers barged into the Garuda Bazar-based Aayshman Traders and made away with valuables worth Rs 1.4 million. Likewise, two cases of motorcycle theft have been reported in Gaur and Garuda of late. Verbal disputes and clashes between cadres of political parties who won and lost the elections continue to take place in the district, police said. RSS