Murder accused arrested

CHITWAN: A person accused of murdering a woman three days ago at the Kalash Hotel in Narayangadh has been arrested on Tuesday.

The suspect has been identified as Hem Bahadur Thapa (26) of Gumdi VDC-9 of Dhading. He was arrested in Dhading and brought to Chitwan, police said.

Thapa is accused of murdering Rita Bhujel (27) of Mangalpur, Bharatpur Sub Metropolis – 16.

The accused has confessed to mixing a rat poison in Bhujel's meal at first and strangling her to death with a shawl after she started to quiver in pain, police said.