Dekendra’s murder accused remanded to custody

DAILEKH: The District Court, Dailekh, has remanded five murder accused of journalist Dekendra Raj Thapa to custody for further investigations.

Laxiram Gharti, Bir Bahadur KC, Jaya Bahadur Shahi, Harilal Pun and Nirak Gharti were remanded to custody for further probe.

The Court also issued an arrest warrant order for four other accused in the case. The others involved in the killing of journalist Thapa are absconding so far. The absconding are Bam Bahadur Khadka, Bam Bahadur Khadka, Keshab Bahadur Khadka and Bhaktiram Lamichhane.

Journalist Thapa was murdered after abduction by the then rebel party’s cadres on August 11, 2004 during the insurgency period.