Murder suspects held

DAMAULI: Tanahun police on Sunday arrested nine more persons on suspicion of their involvement in the murder of Dinesh Thapa in Damauli of the district on January 16.

“Nine more persons with knife and khukiri have been arrested for their suspected involvement in the murder,” said District Police Office Spokesperson DSP Rakesh Singh.

However, police have not disclosed the identity of those arrested. Earlier, police had arrested 37 persons on the basis of an FIR lodged by the victim’s family. Of them, 35 were released after interrogation.

Dinesh Thapa, 16, of Byas municipality-2, was murdered using a sharp weapon while his friend Regan Thapa, who sustained injuries in the attack, has been receiving treatment at Pokhara-based Manipal Hospital.