Girl killed after sexual assault, two arrested

Kathmandu, July 20:

Police arrested 20-year-old Shiva Achhami and Shiba Bahadur Uparkoti on the charge of killing 27-year-old Kopila Dahal. Dahal was found dead at Bhagawatibahal, Naxal, last night.

Police said they arrested Achhami, a worker at a grill factory, while he was digging

the ground to bury the girl’s body, which was wrapped in a mattress.

Police said that there were blood stains all over Achhami.

Accompanied by two persons, Achhami murdered the girl by hitting her on the head with a hammer, police said.

Relatives of the girl said Dahal and Achhami had known each other. Last evening, Achhami and Dahal met in the room of Acchami’s uncle at Dillibazaar for three hours. Achhami then took the girl to his residence at the factory at around 8 pm. Two friends were waiting for Achhami in his room, police said.

“We cannot say whether the girl was sexually assaulted unless doctors give us post-morten report,” inspector Jagannath Gautam at the Metropolitan Police Sector, Kamalpokhari, said.

A police official at the Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Hanumandhoka, who is investigating the case, said the boys have admitted to raping the girl.