Saptari woman kills minor brother-in-law

RAJBIRAJ: A woman reportedly killed her minor brother-in-law in Rajbiraj of Saptari recently, police said.

Sanjila Devi Sah (25) is accused of murdering her husband's seven-year-old brother Pramod Kumar Sah earlier this week.

The child was found dead nearby a culvert in Rajbiraj-5 on Tuesday morning.

The child along with his sister Ranjan Kumari was staying with their brother Binod and his wife Sanjila for studies.

While Binod was in Supaul of India to attend a wedding and Ranajan Kumari was at her friend's house for a birthday party, Sanjila Devi killed Pramod Kumar on Monday evening, the Saptari District Police Office said.

DSP Dan Bahadur Karki said the woman, however, called her father-in-law Umesh claiming Pramod disappeared.

Karki said the woman had squeezed the boy's neck while he was quarreling with her. The boy, however, was still alive. But, she thought that the family would punish her if they knew of the incident and then strangled him again to finish it all.

She then threw the body at the culvert around 800 metres away the home on the same night, police said.

The woman would face a murder charge.