‘बलात्कार गरी हत्या गरीएकी’ श्रेयाको घरमा पत्रकार अपिल त्रिपाठी । घर बाट आयो यस्तो सन्देश तलको भिडियो सहित ) Kaski District Police Office on Wednesday made public Kusum Paudel, 27, who was arrested in connection with the rape and murder of 10-year-old Shriya Sunar of Pumdibhumdi, Pokhara-22 in Kaski district.
Paudel was paraded amidst a press conference at the Kaski District Police Office this afternoon. He was arrested from his house in Pumdibhumdi, Pokhara-22 on Tuesday night. SP Om Bahadur Rana, Chief at the Kaski District Police Office, said that Paudel admitted to have committed the crime under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.
The victim, who had been staying at her maternal uncle’s house in Pumdibhumdi, went missing since she left home at around 5:30 pm on Monday to buy biscuits at a nearby shop. Her mutilated body was found on Tuesday morning near the settlement.
Following the incident, a special probe committee was formed under the command of DSP Rabindra Man Gurung of Kaski District Police Office and DSP Nabin Karki of the Ward Police Office, Baidam, to hunt the perpetrator.
The team apprehended Paudel from this house at around 8:30pm on Tuesday. Police had deployed sniffer dogs to find out the murderer after a body was recovered. Shriya’s maternal uncle’s house and Paudel’s house are about 100 metre away. A report of the autopsy carried out by the Pokhara Health Science Academy confirmed that Shriya was raped and died due to deep cuts on her head.