Man burnt to death, police suspect suicide

Gaighat, January 11

A man was burnt to death in a fire at Udayapurgadi Rural Municipality, Udayapur, last night.

The deceased has been identified as Sher Bahadur Karki, 48, of the rural municipality.

Superintendent of Police Chandra Dev Rai at District Police Office, Udayapur, said locals had  rushed him to district hospital, where he breathed his last.

Locals said Karki was suffering from jaundice, piles and liver infection and might have committed suicide as he did not have money for treatment. Karki, along with his wife, had visited the district hospital for his health check-up yesterday.

They stayed at their relatives house while they were returning home from the hospital at Murkuchi Bazaar. SP Rai said preliminary investigation showed that Karki had committed suicide. A poison bottle was found at the site.

SP Rai said they were investigating if Karki had consumed poison due to lack of money or his treatment.