The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police has sent a team to Madi Municipality in Sankhuwasabha district to probe the killing of six people of a single family that happened on Sunday night.

According to Police Headquarters, Deputy Superintendent of Police Rugam Kunwar is leading a three-member team from the CIB to investigate the incident.

"The team reached Sankhuwasabha, but it could take some more time to reach the crime scene as it is in a remote area," Superintendent of CIB Shyam Kumar Mahato said.

The site is some 55 kilometres away from the district headquarters.

While six members of a family were murdered, 95-year-old Bauddhaman Karki of the same family is unhurt and safe.

In the incident, Parbata Karki, 84, her 58-year-old son Tej Bahadur, Tej Bahadur's wife Man Maya, 56, his 28-year-old daughter-in-law Ranjana and Ranjana's kids Bipin, 10, and Goma, 5, were murdered, according to the police.

The dead bodies were recovered from separate locations in the village.

Police have continued the investigation with the use of sniffer dogs too.

Likewise, Police Spokesperson and Senior Superintendent of Police Basant Bahadur Kunwar said that some clues of the incident were traced out and minute investigations were on.

Spokesperson Kunwar also said that a team under the command of Superintendent of Police Bhim Bahadur Dahal had already been deployed to the site from the Federal Police Unit Office, Dharan.

After collecting the details of the site, the bodies were sent to BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan for post-mortem.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 8 2021, of The Himalayan Times.