Probe committee starts investigation into death of Laxman Shiwakoti

Laxman Shivakoti murder, Arjundhara, murder convicts

JHAPA, Oct 29: A high-level probe committee formed by Home Ministry has launched an investigation into the death of one Laxman Shiwakoti from today.

Shiwakoti, 11, of Arjundhara-11 in Jhapa, who had gone missing from his home on September 30, was found dead the following day in Birtamod Municipality-1.

The victim’s uncle Bishnu Prasad Shiwakoti has named eight persons including one Shuresh Pokharel of Birtamod-5 as involved in the murder of Shiwakoti, the police said.

The four-member committee led by Joint Secretary of the ministry Birendra Kumar Yadav reached the incident site on Saturday, and started inquiring about the death from today, said Superintendent of Police Bishnu Kumar KC.

The team held an interaction relating to the matter at a security committee meeting at the District Administration Office today morning before springing into action, he said.

The probe committee, which is asked to submit its report within seven days, includes Ramesh Kumar Bhattarai of Nepal Police, Deputy Inspector General of Armed Police Force Chiranjibi Adhikari, and investigation director of the National Investigation Department Harihar Poudel.