Nepal | August 08, 2020

Man ‘hammers’ US lady to death, throws body into Seti River

Rishi Ram Baral
Share Now:
Personnel from Kalibhanjan Battalion of Nepal Army conduct a controlled blast to break a rock that fell onto the riverbed during the magnitude-6.8 aftershock on May 12, in Seti River near the KI Singh Bridge in Pokhara of Kaski, on Sunday, June 14, 2015. The rock was likely to obstruct flow of the river, if kept intact, according to security personnel. Photo: Bharat Koirala

A view of Seti River near the KI Singh Bridge in Pokhara of Kaski, on Sunday, June 14, 2015. Photo: Bharat Koirala

POKHARA: Police said a 30-year-old local of Dhital village near Pokhara murdered an American woman in the city last month.

The Kaski District Police Office (DPO) said Narayan Prasad Paudel from Dhital VDC-2 murdered Dohila Yehai (27), a US citizen, on August 7.

Police made the incident public only on Friday, after arresting the suspect on Thursday.

Preliminary police investigations suggested that the woman was hit with a hammer and a lathi while she was asleep at Paudel’s rented room in Simpani, Pokhara Sub-Metropolitan City-1.

He then threw the body into the Seti River from the KI Singh Bridge, according to DPO spokesperson DSP Govinda Adhikari.

Police have begun interrogating Paudel about the incident. He has confessed the crime, according to Adhikari.

The motive behind the murder, however, is not yet ascertained.

Police claimed that Paudel had contacted the American lady via internet and invited her to Pokhara on an earthquake relief support programme.

Yehai was living with Paudel since three days before the crime.

The body, however, is still missing and police have expedited the search, police said.

Suspect jumps off DPO

Meanwhile, the suspect jumped off the roof of DPO building on Friday, severely injuring himself.

While being interrogated, he had sought a time to answer the call of nature. But, the man, put out of handcuff, went to the roof and jumped off, police said.

Paudel broke his leg and is undergoing treatment at the Manipal Teaching Hospital.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

VTM crunch hits Banke

Nepalgunj, August 6 The shortage of Viral Transport Medium used for collecting and transporting swab samples has hit the health offices in Banke. The local levels bought the VTMs and offered them to health offices as they did not have it. Mayor of Nepalgunj sub-metropolis Dhawal Shamsher Ra Read More...

Media face hard times in Chitwan

Chitwan, August 6 With economic activities down in the wake of the COVID-19 menace, media have been adversely impacted here of late. The advertisement market has declined so drastically that media hardly get anything by way of revenue. This has resulted in the media industry dwindling. Four Read More...

Dhangadi sub-metropolis sets up isolation ward

Dhangadi, August 6 Dhangadi Sub-metropolitan City has established an isolation ward for treating COVID infected people in Sudurpaschim Province. The sub-metropolis brought the isolation ward with 80 patients in operation. There are 12 separate beds for females and 68 for males. Similarl Read More...

Nuwakot issues prohibitory order effective from today

TRISHULI: Nuwakot authorities have decided to enforce a prohibitory order in the district amid the heightening risk of coronavirus infection. People's mobility and public service delivery have been heavily cut down in all local levels of the district. A meeting of the Crisis Management Centre Read More...


FNCCI forms committee to resolve disputes

KATHMANDU, AUGUST 6 The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has formed a committee to resolve the organisation’s annual general meeting (AGM) and election disputes. A virtual meeting of FNCCI today decided to form a six-member panel to study and finalise the orga Read More...

6,000 migrants apply for free rescue from abroad

KATHMANDU, AUGUST 6 Six thousand migrant workers who have lost their jobs in nine different countries, including in Malaysia and the Gulf nations have applied at their concerned embassies to be rescued by the government for free. According to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Secur Read More...

1,466 Nepalis brought home

KATHMANDU, AUGUST 6 As per the working guidelines on rescuing vulnerable Nepalis who have been stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic, 1,466 Nepalis were repatriated home by this evening. These stranded people arrived through nine chartered flights. According to Devendra KC, genera Read More...

gold prices

Gold hits fresh record

KATHMANDU: The price of gold hit yet another record to reach an all-time high of Rs 102,500 per tola in the domestic market on Thursday. As per the price list published by the Federation of Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers’ Association, the yellow metal’s price increased by Rs 1,100 a tola from Read More...