Former envoy to France found murdered at home

KATHMANDU: Nepal's former ambassador to France, Keshav Raj Jha has been found dead at his residence in Prasuti Marag, Babarmahal, KMC-11 on Monday morning.

As per reports, Jha's butler, 50-year-old Kanchha Tamang learnt of Jha's death first as he entered ex-envoy's room to serve morning tea.

Jha with a slit throat and a head-wound was lying in pool of blood when police got to the scene. The presumed murder weapon, a knife, was on the quilt, according to witnesses.

According to neighbours, Jha and his wife were living in seperate rooms for supposedly some religious reasons.

It has been marked that the former ambassador's pet dog was not with him the night the incident happened.

Apart from Jha's wife and servant, there were two gardeners Sanu Lama and Amar Tamang who frequented the house.

Meanwhile, police have taken the deceased's body to Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital for an autopsy.

The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police is yet to disclose details of the incident.

The deceased former envoy also representated Nepal at UNESCO.