KATHMANDU, APRIL 4
Police have arrested four persons for stealing millions in cash and gold jewellery from a Chinese national's residence in Thamel.
Among the arrested are Fulkaji Tamang, 28, Amir Tamang, 24, Buddha Tamang, 28, and Roshan Lama. All the arrestees are from Jugal Rural Municipality, Sindhupalchowk.
All four were held from their rented room in Kageshwori Manohara Municipality, Kathmandu.
On March 29, they had made a forced entry into the rented apartment of the Chinese national Yong Chhiyong, 34, who used to live there with his Nepali wife Aanjali Tamang at around 9:30pm. The four persons, who had covered their faces with masks, had taken control of the couple along with Aanjali's two brothers Prabesh and Pasang Tamang by brandishing sharp weapons.
The robbers, as per the victims, had made off with Rs two million in cash and gold jewellery worth around Rs 300,000.
A special team formed by the Metropolitan Police Circle, Lainchaur, had arrested four people on Friday and yesterday for their involvement in the robbery.
Among the arrested are Phulkaji Tamang, 28, Amir Tamang, 24, of Shivchowk in Kageshwari Manohara, Kathmandu, and Buddha Tamang, 28, and Roshan Lama, 28, of Gokarneshwor Municipality.
Police recovered Rs 792,500, and additional 6,170 yuan, and gold ornaments from the arrested.
Police are conducting further investigation in the case as they suspect that someone close to the family was also involved in the robbery.
A version of this article appears in the print on April 5, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.