Nepal | November 18, 2019

Austrian tourist found dead in Dhading

Keshav Adhikari

Police preparing to load the body of the deceased into a helicopter at Ruby Valley Rural Municipality-1, in Dhading district, on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Photo: Keshav Adhikari/THT

DHADING: An Austrian tourist has been found dead at Somdang in Ruby Valley Rural Municipality-1 of Dhading district, on Sunday, police said.

According to District Police Office (DPO), Dhading, Austrian national Wehinger Wilhelm, 67, who had stayed overnight at Somdang, was found motionless the next morning.

Wilhelm had gone for trekking around Ruby Valley and Ganesh Himal trekking trail in the district before being found dead today. After the news came to fore, a police team led by DPO Chief, Superintendent of Police (SP) Raj Kumar Baidawar reached the site this afternoon.

The body has been sent to Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) for autopsy, according to SP Baidawar.

Somdang is the main gateway to Ganesh Himal touristic area in the district which lies at 3,270 metres above the sea level.

It takes three days’ walk to reach Somdang, from Dhadingbesi, district headquarters, and a five-hour bus ride from Rasuwa district.

Meanwhile, further investigation is underway, police said.

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