Women attacked in Bhojpur leaving 1 dead, another injured

BHOJPUR: A woman was killed, and another sustained critical injuries after they were attacked by unidentified perpetrators in Shadananda Municipality of Bhojpur district on Saturday night.

Police have identified the deceased as Kalpana Rai (28) and injured as Nawina Rai (18), both of Khartamcha, Shadananda Municipality-3 in the district.

The Rai duo was returning to their homes after watching a volleyball tournament at Nepaldanda of Shadananda-1, when they were attacked with a sharp weapon at Opanka, killing Kalpana on the spot, informed Inspector Pandav Rajbansi at Bhojpur District Police Office (DPO).

Critically injured Nabina has been sent to Khartamcha-based health post for treatment, added Inspector Rajbanshi.

After the preliminary investigation, police found injuries in various parts of Kalpana while Nabina sustained serious injuries on her chin.

Meanwhile, local police have arrested Pradip Basnet (21) of Shadananda-3 on the suspicion of his involvement in the case.

Further investigation into the case will start after Basnet has been brought to the DPO, informed police.