Nepal | July 03, 2020

Metropolitan Police decline filing complaint from Lamichhane’s wife

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KATHMANDU: Metropolitan Police Range has declined to file a complaint made by the wife of journalist Rabi Lamichhane saying that they are unable to lodge the case in Kathmandu as it is currently under the purview of Chitwan Police.

Lamichhane’s wife Nikita Poudel today went to the Range with the complaint that the video — recorded by journalist Shalikram Pudasaini before his death and used as evidence to arrest Lamichhane along with two others — has been tampered with.

However, her complaint was not registered at the Range.

According to Metropolitan Police Range, the complaint could not be lodged with them because all the investigations regarding the case are being carried out in Chitwan. Poudel was advised to go there with her complaint.

Chitwan District Court had extended the remand of television host Lamichhane, Yuvraj Kandel and Asmita Karki (Ruku) by five more days after their previous remand expired yesterday. The three had been taken under police custody on August 15 in connection to the suspicious death of journalist Shalikram Pudasaini.

Pudasaini, associated with Mountain Television, was found hanging in a local hotel in Chitwan district on August 5. A video footage recorded by Pudasaini on his mobile phone accuses Lamichhane, Kandel and Karki for his death, which appeared to be a suicide.

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