Nepal | July 06, 2020

Man kills daughter to claim double insurance amount in Rautahat

Prabhat Kumar Jha
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RAUTAHAT: Police have arrested a man who allegedly killed his daughter to claim insurance money from a life insurance company, in Rautahat district.

The arrested has been identified as Ram Kishore Yadav (39) of Patharabudharam area in Maulapur Municipality-6 in the district.

In a press meet organised at Rautahat District Police Office, Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Nabin Karki alleged that Yadav killed the child to claim the sum of money that is promised by the insurance company upon death of the beneficiary.

According to DSP Karki, Yadav allegedly killed his four-year-old daughter Laxmi Raya Yadav by throttling her, on Monday, July 1. The body of the minor was found floating on a pond the following morning.

The DSP further informed that a case was filed against Yadav as per the criminal code 2074 and has been remanded to custody extending five days from the district court for further investigation.

It has been learned that the child was killed on the 29th day of holding insurance policy of Rs 2.5 million from Prabhu Bank at Garuda. DSP Karki assumed that the insured child was killed with a motive of earning benefit upon her death.

The investigation shows that Yadav had already paid the first premium of Rs 175,000 to the bank. Police also said that after Yadav learned from someone that the insurance company would pay double the insurance amount in case of insured person’s death within a month of holding policy, he was motivated to take the advantage by killing his own daughter.

Police further revealed that Yadav had frequently been serving jail sentences for different cases time and again from 2001 to 2004.


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