Nine-year-old found dead in Kailali

DHANGADHI: A nine-year-old was found dead under a mould at a river shore in Kailali on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Tilak Joshi, a third-grader residing in Chamaulabazaar, of Chamula VDC, police said.

He was reported missing since Sunday evening, informed DSP and spokesperson Bishwo Raj Khadka of the District Police Office, Kailali.

DSP Khadka also informed that by the state of the body it can be assumed to be a murder. DSP Khadka, who had reached the site for investigation, said the minor had bruises all over his body and an iron rod was also found at the site.

A local (name not disclosed) has been arrested on the basis of suspicion for further investigation.