Madhyapur Thimi Mayor Shrestha's attacker lands in police net

KATHMANDU: A special police team deployed from the Metropolitan Crime Division (MCD) has arrested a kingpin, who had carried out attacks on Madyapur Thimi Municipality Mayor Madan Sundar Shrestha, from Bagbazaar area, on Tuesday, police said.

According to police, Kusal Bogati (30) of Rupsa, Naraharinath Rural Municipality-5 in Kalikot district, currently residing at Sallaghari in Bhaktapur district, was one of the cadres of Biplav-led CPN Maoist behind carrying out the attacks on Shrestha.

Bogati along with other cadres had brutally attacked Mayor Shrestha outside his residence at Gatthaghar in the municipality around 5:45 pm in April 21, police said.

Police also seized two motorcycles, five mobile sets, mobile SIM cards, party pamphlets, other documents, and donation receipts from his possession.

Meanwhile, the investigation is underway, police said.