Forensic report shows suicide, but murder accused still in dock
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Even as report of Forensic Department of TUTH shows that Saraswoti Subedi and Sabina Tamang committed suicide, those blamed for their death have been facing murder charge.
The investigation committee formed to monitor these cases has already submitted its report to Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai. However, the police have made no significant progress on the case. According to the forensic report, the two had hung themselves to death.
Spokesperson at Metropolitan Police Office Range, Kathmandu, DSP Dhiraj Pratap Singh, said, “Those accused of Saraswoti´s murder will be presented to the court within two to three days.” He said they had to continue investigation as a murder case has been filed against the accused. The accused -- Krishna Prasad Prasai, his wife and son -- have been kept at Hanumandhoka.
Similarly DSP Shekhar Khanal of Metropolitan Police Circle Office, Kalimati, said Sabina had hung herself to death according to the forensic report. Sabina, 15, who was working as a domestic help in Kalanki, Lampati, was found hanging in the bathroom, on January 3.
Sabina´s relatives have claimed that she was murdered. Arbin Shakya, Indira Thapa and Jhanu Thapa have been detained at Kalimati Police Circle on the charge of murdering Sabina.