KATHMANDU: The weekly crime graph was moderately up throughout the country during the first one quarter of January. According to Nepal Police headquarters, the cases of crime reported from January 3 to January 9 leapt up by 17 as compared to the next week.
If the data compiled by NP are anything to by, the crime rate increased from 371 to 388 during the period. The most horrifying incident the police reported was the gory end of seven newborn children in the Kathmandu Valley alone, against one in the last week.
The body of six infants was found was wrapped in a synthetic bag and supposedly dumped on the bank of the Bishnumati River along the stretch of Tripureshwor to Teku. All of the ill-fated newborns were reported to be girls. Recovering bodies of newborn girls is not an unusual phenomenon in deep-rooted superstitions where giving birth to daughter
is described as ‘a burden for
family wealth’. Also, the babies born to illegitimate relationship are often dumped for fear of
the family and society.
The police tallied four killings-in-shootout, against two in the last week. The cases of robbery surged to double with 15. The people, who lost their lives to road accidents, increased from 38 to 46. Metropolitan Traffic Police Division received 27 complaints of motorcycle missing from the respective owners in the Kathmandu Valley. Other parts of the country didn’t report the vehicle loss. Cases registered under Some Public Offences Act continue to top the chart. Cases of rape, rape attempt and minting and circulating counterfeit bank notes, bombing and attack with sharp weapons were not reported.

Two held with fake currency

KATHMANDU: Police on Thursday nabbed Bishal Gurung (24), a resident of Sindhupalchowk, and Jeevan KC, of Ason in Kathmandu, with contraband drugs and three counterfeit bank notes with the face value of Rs 1,000 each at Bhrikutimandap. They were arrested by a special squad dispatched from Metropolitan Police Sector Singhadurbar, acting on a tip-off. They are put on trial under Narcotic Drugs (Control) Act.