Damauli, August 13
Police have started investigation into the murder of trader Shyam Kumar Shahi of Bandipur, Tanahun.
A grocery shop owner, Shahi, 55, of Dumre in Bandipur Rural Municipality-1 was found murdered with his throat slit and a severe cut wound on his head near Thuldhunga in Bandipur-4 yesterday.
He had been missing since Sunday evening, and as he didn’t return home, his family had filed a complaint with the police the next morning. After locals found his blood-stained body yesterday afternoon, they had reported to the police. Regarding the murder, Tanahun Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairperson Mankaji Shrestha sought serious action against those behind the murder.
Tanahun District Police Office SP Binod Silwal said they had started investigation into the murder by bringing a sniffer dog from the Gandaki Province Office of Pokhara.
“We have kept safe every bit of evidence found by the dog. We’ll soon reveal the murderer.”
According to family sources, Shahi was wearing various jewellery items including bracelet, rings and necklace of around 7 tola gold and was carrying Rs 50,000 in cash.
“As the jewellery that he was said to have been wearing when he went missing and the cash were missing, he must have been killed by a band of robbers who then made off with the valuables and cash,” said the SP, citing preliminary investigation.
Shahi’s family received the body after post-mortem at Damauli Hospital today.
A version of this article appears in print on August 14, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.