6 held for gang rape, murder of a 57-year-old woman in Kavre

BANEPA: At least six persons were arrested on charge of brutally raping and murdering a 57-year-old woman in Banepa recently.

Organising a press meet today, police made public all the suspects.

Superintendent of Police Sahadev Thapa, said preliminary investigation into the case showed that the woman went into coma during brutal rape and died before gaining consciousness.

"Detailed investigations are underway," he added.

Police identified the suspects as Raju aka Gopal Pariyar (32) of Bhumlutar Rural Municipality-3; Sadhuram  BK (30) of Dhulikhel Municipality-7; Mahes Pariyar (27) of Namobuddha Municipality-7; Sitaram Thapa (32) of Melamchi-14; Prakash Pariyar (24) of Lakhanpur in Ramechhap district; Dil Bahadur Pradhan (33).

The suspects have confessed their crime, according to District Police Office Kavrepalanchowk.

Police said the half-naked dead body of Nanu Ale Magar was found in a maize field near a brick kiln in Banepa Municipality-8.

It has been learned that the one of the suspects had sexual relationship with Magar.

Meanwhile, the autopsy report is awaited.