In recent times, the Kathmandu Valley has witnessed a disturbing rise in instances of murders stemming from seemingly petty disputes. The grim incident that unfolded in Gairigaun, Tinkune, where four lives were ruthlessly taken, has once again sounded the alarm on the urgent need for proactive measures to curb this escalating violence.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Leaking information obtained until the completion of a criminal investigation is considered unprofessional conduct of the investigating officer. However, in the investigation of the recent big and well-known crime incidents, the investigation officers of Nepal Police have leaked information one after another. Some facts and information obtained during the police investigation including leaders' speeches, especially in the fake Bhutanese refugee scam case and the gold smuggling case, are highlighted through social media. As the investigation was not completed, such information reached the doorsteps of political power centers.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Four people including three from the same family were found murdered at Gairigaon, Tinkune in the Kathmandu Valley on Friday night.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: As many as 1,275 cases of crime have been registered in the country's federal capital, Kathmandu, in a month.

KATHMANDU, July 31: A team from the Kathmandu Valley Crime Investigation Office of Nepal Police today arrested an individual accused of banking crime and fraud.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for HomeAffairs, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, has pledged to bring all individuals found involved in crime to justice.

Crime in politics and politics in crime is a phenomenon prevalent in less developed countries. It has become a major obstacle in practicing democratic ideals and the rule of law in such countries. Transnational nature of crimes, professional characters of those involved in crimes and disproportionately huge profit generated through such acts have given rise to organized crime, making people with such backgrounds all powerful ‘non-state actors’ to influence the country’s vital policy.

SARLAHI, June 11: Two women have been allegedly killed in the name of dowry in Farhadwa-3 and Lakshmipur-6 of Haripur Municipality in Sarlahi district.

One involved in breaking an ATM arrested

September 20, 2022 18:29 pm

KASKI, Sept 20: A person has been arrested by the police while trying to break the ATM machine of NMB Bank located at Lakeside Barahi Chowk in Pokhara.

KAPILVASTU, May 20: An intoxicated father beat his five-year-old stepson to death in Banganga Municipality-5, Kapilvastu.

KATHMANDU, May 18: An act of physical assault against health professionals or employees over issues related to medical treatment is now a punishable offense.

Rapist sent to 18 years in prison

January 26, 2022 08:23 am

NAWALPARASI, Jan 26: The Nawalparasi District Court has sentenced a man to 18 years in prison for raping a minor. Prakash Poudel, a resident of Bardaghat Municipality-12 was found guilty of raping a 10-year-old girl a year ago.

DHANGADHI, Jan 9: It has been revealed that the incident of rape of a 77-year-old woman in Ghodaghodi Municipality-4 of Kailali was settled through a financial transaction. The rape was kept a secret with an understanding of providing Rs 300,000 to the victim in the presence of the people’s representatives and the villagers.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Police have made public nine people accused of gangraping a woman in the new bus park of Kathmandu.

SIRAHA, Dec 19: A youth was killed in a fight between two groups that broke out at Golbazar Municipality-6 of Siraha late Saturday. Ram Kumar Sadaya, 25, died in the course of treatment after he was stabbed by a knife. Similarly, Nikesh Sadaya, 18, was injured in the fight.

BHAKTAPUR, Dec 8: A 33-year-old youth has been thrashed to death by his own close pal and a laborer in Bhaktapur.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Nepal is becoming a hotbed of crime for foreign nationals. Foreigners are even involved in big crimes such as drug trafficking, gold smuggling, cybercrime, child sexual abuse and prostitution in Nepal.

Sankhuwasabha massacre: One arrested

September 11, 2021 13:00 pm

SANKHUWASABHA, Sept 11: A man from Madi-1 Umling Khola village has been arrested on the charge of involvement in the massacre of Tej Bahadur Karki’s family. According to DSP Laldhwaj Subedi, chief of the District Police Office, Sankhuwasabha, the arrested person is a relative of the Karki family.

SANKHUWASABHA, September 6: Six members of the same family were hacked to death by an unknown group last night in Madi Municipality-1 of Sankhuwasabha.

GORKHA, August 9: Two men have been arrested for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl of Palungtar Municipality-4 in Gorkha. According to police, the young girl had been seriously ill after being repeatedly abused by her father and uncle.

KATHMANDU, August 7: Cases related to rape and domestic violence have been found to be on the rise across the country. According to the statistics released by Nepal Police, as many as 2,534 cases were filed against rape in 2020, while 2,144 complaints were registered in 2019. So far, 390 cases of rape has been registered in the current fiscal year.

ROLPA, August 4: A study has shown that the cases of child marriage in Rolpa are very high. Out of 354 new mothers at Rolpa Hospital last year, 53 were below the age of 20. Of them, eight had to undergo surgeries to deliver their babies. Likewise, among the 167 women who underwent safe deliveries, 17 were below the age of 20.

Crime against Humanity

June 19, 2021 11:39 am

Instead of making genuine efforts toward vaccine procurement, the PM urged the public to gargle with guava leaves and drink turmeric-infused water to prevent COVID, saying even the vaccine does not guarantee total immunity. This was the time when cases had started increasing by 100%.

KATHMANDU, May 7: One of the influential youth leaders belonging to the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), Gagan Thapa has termed the recent COVID-19 vaccine scandal a ‘crime’.

GUJARAT, March 27: A Nepali man living in the Indian State of Gujarat was arrested on Thursday for killing his differently-abled son after he failed to meet the latter's medical expenses, media reports said referring to local police.

LAHAN, March 25: A couple who had gone missing some one month ago was found buried beneath the under-construction road some three kilometers away from their residence on Thursday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, March 21: A young man was stoned to death at Kalanki in Kathmandu on Sunday morning.

GORKHA, Nov 26: Even as the the government is introducing stringent laws against the preparators of this crime, the number of rape cases in Gorkha district has shown no sign of abating.

KAPILVASTU, Nov 19: The family of a teenage girl in Mankhoriya village of Mayadevi Rural Municipality in Kapilvastu district has claimed that the girl was murdered after a gang rape on November 14.

Priest shot dead in Rautahat

August 20, 2020 12:51 pm

RAUTAHAT, Aug 20: A priest was shot dead at Khesariya in Madhav Narayan Municipality on Wednesday evening.

CHITWAN, Jan 28: Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel has expressed worry saying the crime and its nature was growing in society.

Crime and Punishment in Tunisian

December 2, 2019 10:45 am

Tunisia’s repressive laws and vertical approach are clearly inefficient and not suited to the new democratic and free climate in the country

Girl found murdered after rape

October 3, 2019 18:45 pm

JALESHWOR, Oct 3: A girl has been found dead on the bank of the Mara river in Thapa Tole of Gaushala municipality-10 on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Inspector General of Nepal Police Sarbendra Khanal said that Nepal Police is capable enough to prevent Nepal from being the playground for the foreigners to commit criminal activities.

Father, son killed in Syangja

September 3, 2019 20:15 pm

SYANJA, Sept 3: A father and his son were murdered in Harinas rural municipality-3, Lalahi Mindanda on Tuesday morning.

OKHALDHUNGA, Aug 8: A police constable has been arrested for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl from Okhaldhunga on Thursday.

KAWASOTI, Aug 8: A woman has been rescued when she attempted to commit suicide with her two offspring by jumping off the bridge over the Narayani River at Chhata Chowk in Binayi Triveni rural municipality in Nawalparasi (East).

Crime and politics

July 4, 2019 02:00 am

Conviction of former lawmakers

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TAMGHAS, April 30: The practice of using torture against any people during interrogations in course of crime investigations has been already abolished from the country, said Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel.

KATHMANDU, March 12: A woman’s body was found near the firing range training center of the Armed Police Force(APF) headquarter on Tuesday morning.  The deceased, Nirmaya Chemjong,45, from Sunsari was living at Nagarjun Municipality-3.

UDAYAPUR, Feb 21: Police on Tuesday arrested a young man from Lamichaur for allegedly murdering a woman of Chaudandigadhi Municipality-7 some ten days ago.

ITAHARI, Feb 15: Police on Friday arrested a man on the charge of murdering an elderly of Ramdhuni in Sunsari district four days ago.

ITAHARI, Feb 12: In terms of security concern, Sunsari can be taken as the most sensitive district in Province 1. As it shares and open border with India, people living in various parts of Sunsari often have to fear for their lives and safety. In recent days, the district has been turning into a crime hub.

BHOJPUR, Jan 8: A six-year-old girl has been allegedly raped at Sampang of Shadanand municipality-10 in Bhojpur.

Life: continuous test of endurance

January 3, 2019 15:34 pm

According to the cases reported in Nepal Police, in the fiscal year, 2073-74 5,131 suicide cases were recorded in Nepal. The number increased to 5,346 in the following fiscal year.

DEC 24: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

December 24, 2018 18:00 pm

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DHANGADHI, Nov 20: On Friday, Bijay Thapa, 25, of Dhangadhi-4 was found murdered in the compound of Hotel Kalash, which lies in front of the office of the province chief. Thapa, whose head was bleeding profusely, was seen being dragged by another youth Ashish Sethi. Meanwhile, Dipendra Chaudhary, who came out of his house after hearing the noise took Sethi to the police.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Police have arrested Maya Sherchan, wife of gangster Samir Man Singh Basnet for her alleged involvement in the murder of Sharad Gauchan from Swayambhu.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Senior leader of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Madhav Kumar Nepal on Thursday took strong exception to the government for its failure to control existing irregularities, rape and smuggling, let alone good governance.