A three-member investigation team formed to look into the Rupandehi incident has begun its investigation from today.
Five persons working in a cow farm at Tilottama Municipality-10 in Rupandehi district were murdered en-masse on Monday night. The cow farm named Gangadevi Cow Farm was owned by Krishna Bahadur Pun.
Those killed in the incident are Madhav Mushahar, 41, Janaki Mushahar, 37, Poshraj Mushahar, 14, Karan Chaudhary, 17 and Ashish Chaudhary of the same age. All the deceased were from Sainamaina in the district.
Madhav and Janaki were spouse while Karan and Ashish were friends of Poshraj, according to cow farm owner Pun.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Raj Kumar Baidar, is leading the investigation team that includes SP Bikash Khanal and DSP Pratit Singh Rathor.
SSP Baidar shared that their team made an on-site visit and inquired with some locals from the incident site to glean useful information.
According to DSP Khadga Bahadur Khatri of the District Police Office, Rupandehi, the deceased had bruises in throat and head. The dead bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination.
Meanwhile, police have nabbed 31-year-old Jhasendra Sinjali on charges of the murder of the five persons. Sinjali, who used to work in the same cow farm, was found hiding in a hay stack nearby the farm.
According to the preliminary investigation, Sinjali could have murdered the five persons by attacking them with a spade.
Source: National News Agency Nepal