Ward chair of Panchadeval Binayak municipality-2 in Achham, Padam Bahadur Dhami, has been found dead. His lifeless body was retrieved in a cowshed this morning. The incident site is 30 minutes' walk from the Binayak Bazaar.
The death of Dhami of around 40 years is deemed suspicious, police said. Police preliminary investigations suggest that it was a murder as the body was found covered in blood, said District Police Office Achham's police inspector Ramesh Dutta Awasthi. Further investigation into the case is underway.
Police was made aware of it at 6:30 am. A police team led by District Police Office Chief, Deputy Superintendent of Police Deepak Bharati has already reached the site and the Office has mobilised its mechanism and has sought help of a sniffer dog from Dhangadhi for the investigation.
Dhami had resigned from the teaching profession to compete for the ward chair election. He had been elected to the post from the Nepali Congress.
Source: National News Agency Nepal