By Our Reporter
It seems Nepali society is yet to overcome violence sowed by the Maoists in the past. It is evident from the killing of nine members of the two families in Panchthar on Monday night.
Police said that nine people of two families at Miklangjung Rural Municipality-3 in Panchthar district were killed over a trivial dispute of divorce.
Entire five members of Dhana Raj Sherma and four members of Bam Bahadur Fiyak were killed in the barbaric weapon attack.
The deceased have been identified as Dhana Raj Sherma, 41, Iksha Sherma, 6, Yobana Sherma, 13, Muna Sherma, 8, and 12-years Ashika Khujum Limbu. Similarly, Bam Bahadur Fiyak, 74, his wife, and Jasmita Fiyak, 36, and 26-year old Manakumari Fiyak, were killed.
Sherma was the son-in-law of Fiyak and police suspected another son-in-law of Fiyak killed them to revenge the slapping by mother-in-law.
Police said that 12-year old Sita Khujum Limbu, however, was able to escape the massacre and police got clue from her. She is now undergoing treatment in Jhapa as she broke her hand while running away from her home.
The incident site lies some 65 kilometres south from the district headquarters Phidim, according to the police.
Man Bahadur Makhim, son in-law of Fiyak family, and the suspect behind the barbaric murder, killed himself by hanging Tuesday morning. Man Bahadur’s body was found hanging by a tree at Shiva Miklajung Rural Municipality-8 of the district.
Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police on Tuesday was tasked to investigate into the murder.
A team led by Superintendent of Police (SP) Uma Prasad Chaturbediwas tasked to investigate into the killing.
According to a preliminary police investigation, an unidentified masked man had killed nine family members of Bam Bahadur Fiyak and Dhana Raj Sherma on Monday night.