Man kills neighbouring woman in dispute in Makawanpur

HETAUDA: Police in Makawanpur district reportedly arrested a man for killing a woman and injuring two others in Bakaiya Municipality-3, on Wednesday night.

Police identified the arrested as Suk Bahadur Pakhrin (50) of Jaljale in Bakaiya-3. The deceased has been identified as local resident Santamaya Lo (50), one of the neighbours of Pakhrin.

According to Superintendent of Police (SP) Mukesh Kumar Singh at Makawanpur District Police Office, Pakhrin struck the woman with a sharp weapon inflicting critical injuries on her head, at around 10:00 pm, on Wednesday night. In a dispute, Pakhrin may have attacked the woman who was at her home, police assumed. The critically injured woman died during the course of treatment at Churehill Hospital in Hetauda, the same night, according to police.

Subsequently, Pakhrin attacked and injured two others — the deceased's husband, Kal Bahadur Lo (55) and Dibimaya Moktan (26) — with the same weapon. The injured are receiving treatment for head injuries at the Hospital, police informed.

According to SP Singh, a team of security personnel deployed from Phaparbari-based Area Police Office arrested Pakhrin the same night and handed him over to the DPO. Meanwhile, the DPO has taken Pakhrin into custody and proceeded with the investigation into the murder case, police informed.

(Translated by Madhavi Marasini)