Nepal | July 08, 2020

Police probing Dhanusha blast

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Janakpurdham, December 15

Dhanusha District Police Office has started investigating the bomb blast in which three persons were killed in Mahendranagar of Chhireswor Municipality, Dhanusha.

Province 2 Police Chief DIG Pradumnna Karki said police had narrowed down the probe and would reach conclusion as early as possible. “The probe is under way from multiple angles. So, we shall unearth the reason behind the blast at the earliest,” said DIG Karki.

Rajesh Sah, his son Anant and Police Inspector Amir Dahal were killed when a pressure cooker bomb planted at the second main gate of Rajesh’s house detonated on Friday night. Though police have launched investigation from multiple angles, they are yet to find the cause behind the explosion. Police believe they will get a tip-off after aggrieved family members recover from the shock.

Police have interrogated three leaders, including Dhanusha in-charge of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal Lalita Mahara who is in police custody. “Preliminary investigation showed that the incident occurred due to personal animosity and financial transaction,” said a police officer involved in the probe, adding, “But, the investigation is under way from other angles as well.”

Deceased Rajesh’s family members have said the bomb went off due to negligence on the part of Inspector Dahal as he touched the bag with IED with a stick recklessly. Police, however, refuted the allegation saying that the bomb went off as it was a time bomb.

Chhireswor Municipality Mayor Yogendra Pajiyar said that health condition of deceased Rajesh’s father Bhikhari Sah, his youngest son Prakash Sah and daughter Anjali Sah was improving. All of them are being treated at Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences.

Rajesh and his son Anant’s bodies were cremated on the banks of Jalad River at Chhireswor Municipality, while Inspector Dahal’s body was cremated at Pashupati Aryaghat.

A public holiday was given  in the municipality today to mourn the deceased in the bomb blast. Market places and educational institutions also pulled down their shutters.

Province 2 Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut reached Sah’s house  today and pledged to provide expenses for treatment of the injured in the explosion.  CM Raut vowed to bring the guilty to book. “Police will investigate the incident and punish those guilty of the heinous crime,” he added.


A version of this article appears in print on December 16, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Transport entrepreneurs deposit vehicle keys at banks in Pokhara

POKHARA: After failing to deposit the loan installment in the wake of extended lockdown, transport entrepreneurs handed-over vehicle keys to bank officials in Pokhara, on Monday. As many as ninety entrepreneurs associated with Prithvi Highway Bus Association handed over the keys to officials Read More...

Protecting the Economically Vulnerable Population

Kathmandu, July 7 What started as a health crisis in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic has now unfolded into a global economic and livelihood crisis. While the ubiquitous quarantines and lockdowns may have saved many lives and provided an additional benefit of  environmental improvement, their e Read More...

Tottenham Hotspur

Keane own goal gives Spurs win over Everton

Keane own goal gives Spurs win Mourinho secures 200th Premier League win Son and Lloris have halftime bust-up LONDON: An own goal by Michael Keane proved the difference as Tottenham Hotspur beat visitors Everton 1-0 in a dour clash on Monday to move up to eighth in the standings an Read More...

Actor Depp takes on UK tabloid in court battle over 'wife beater' claims

LONDON: Johnny Depp begins legal action against a British tabloid on Tuesday in a case that is likely to delve into the private lives of the Hollywood star, his ex-wife actress Amber Heard and a number of other well-known figures. Depp, the 57-year-old star of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" f Read More...

Yanqi-Nepal meet China’s bid to keep NCP united?

Kathmandu, July 6 China’s Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi yesterday met Madhav Kumar Nepal, a senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), raising eyebrows as the meeting took place at a time when the internal rift within the NCP is heading towards a climax. Nepal’s former perma Read More...

Student union asks guardians not to pay school fees

BHOJPUR, JULY 6 Nepal Student Union, Bhojpur, has asked guardians not to pay any fees to schools for the lockdown period. At a time when PABSON and N-PAB- SON have asked guardians to pay fees to schools even for the lockdown period, NSU, Bhojpur, has asked guardians not to pay fees for the loc Read More...

175 suicide deaths in Sudurpaschim during lockdown

DADELDHURA, JULY 6 As many as 175 people have died by suicide during the nationwide lockdown in Sudurpaschim Province. Police said that suicide deaths have been reported from all nine districts of the province from March 24 till date. Police said suicide deaths were more common among males com Read More...

Indian side admits constructing embankment in Dasgaja area

RAUTAHAT, JULY 6 A joint survey team of Nepal and India gauged the Dasgaja area with a global positioning system which showed that the Indian side had constructed an embankment on 200 metres of encroached land in Dasgaja area. India had built a 10-metre tall embankment at Banjaraha of Ishnath Read More...