KATHMANDU — A woman of Dhamaltar-11, Tokha area of Kathmandu, has been arrested by the Metropolitan Police Crime Division on Tuesday for her alleged involvement in the homicide of her own father following a dispute over money.
A 20-year-old Sangita Maharjan Pandey masterminded the murder of her father over dowry and her love marriage with a man from a different community.
The MPCD made this surprising disclosure after the detention of Sangita Maharjan Pandey, her husband Santosh Pandey (20) of Tokha, Kathmandu and hitmen Surya Rana Mangar (19) of Makwanpur, Bikram Tamang (19) and Santosh Thapa Magar (19) of Dhading, Dhan Kumar Tamang (19) of Bhojpur and Hari Tamang (19) of Kavre.
The MPCD had jump started a hard and fast investigation after Maila Maharjan (43) of Dhamtar, Toka Municipality-11 was found dead close to the Sangle Khola with multiple injuries on February 4.
Sangita(victim’s daughter) in the help of with Santosh (her husband) planned the murder of her father and hired four hitmen with the promise of paying them one million rupees, according to preliminary investigation report prepared by the MPCD.
“After they discussed the modus operandi of the murder, Sangita called her father to Star Town Planning area in Tokha at around 6:30 pm on February 3, saying some prospective clients of his land were there. When Maila arrived there, Sangita threw sand in his eyes and Bikram, Surya, Dhan Kumar and Hari hit him with the weapons on the head, face, chest, abdomen and other parts of the body,” said SSP Sarbendra Khanal, MPCD in-charge.
The body was found the next day. It has also been found that Sangita had been making a plan to gradually kill her mother and elder brother and register all property belonging to them in her name.
Sangita’s father Maila was not in good terms with her after she married Santosh, who originally hails from Nuwakot, without her family’s consent two years back.
Sangita repeatedly asked her father for Rs 400,000 as a dowry to run a beauty parlor, but Maila turned down her request on grounds of her voluntary marriage with a person of a different community.
She has conceded to masterminding the murder of her father. Sangita, her husband and four others have been charged with murder.
Officials said she had also stolen a land registration certificate issued in the name of her mother and gave it to her husband to produce it as a guarantee seven months ago. But she returned it to her mother after the idea didn’t help her to get loan.Follow @gorkhapost
2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali
KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.
Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.
“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.
He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.
On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.
He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.
The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.Follow @gorkhapost