Bara, March 16

District Police Office, Bara, made public three persons, including a woman, arrested on the charge of murder, today.

Sixty-five-year-old Ganapat Raut Kurmi died after being beaten by his kin in a dispute over land ownership at Kurmitole of Prasauni Rural Municipality on Thursday morning. Those arrested are Pramod Patel, his mother Sita Devi Patel and Binod Patel.

Critically injured Kurmi breathed his last while being rushed to Narayani Sub-regional Hospital, Birgunj, yesterday. “Preparation are under way to file a murder charge against all the alleged,” said sub-inspector Bhubaneshwor Sah at District Police Office, Bara.

Kurmi built a house on his land last year. However, Sita Devi accused him of encroaching more than three dhur of her land while constructing the house. Sita Devi’s family then started pressuring Kurmi to vacate their land. Though the social activists tried to settle the dispute several times, they could not reconcile the two parties.