KATHMANDU: Police arrested Palden Lama, son of Ratna Lama, one of the absconding culprits of the Gothatar incident on Thursday night. Ratna Lama is himself an accused in the incident but remains at large.

Earlier, the police had nabbed two shooters Pasang Lama of Kavre and Rameshwar Shrestha of Bhaktapur with a US-made 9mm pistol and three cartridges. However, the other accused Phurba and Tshering are absconding.

A nine-year-old child Santosh Karki was killed after being caught in a shootout in Gothatar on January 21, sparking a series of protests by his kin and Koteshwor locals.