Tuesday 27th July 2021

Three arrested for murdering friend


Published on : 29 April, 2020 6:04 pm

Three teenagers have been arrested from Hanumannagar Kankalini municipality-1 on the charge of murdering their friend.

Suraj Shah Swarnakar,16, a resident of Bhardaha in the same ward was murdered on March 13 last month, according to Superintendent of Police at District Police Office, Saptari Krishna Prasain. Sujit Kumar Mukhiya, Krishna Kumar Mukhiya and Chandra Shekhar Mandal, all of the same locality, were arrested on the charge of murdering Swarnakar.

The three youths who have been arrested told police that they murdered their friend over a minor dispute under the influence of narcotics. The four were reportedly into drug abuse. After the murder, they tied the body inside a sack and threw it in a bush near the Koshi river.

The body had been recovered a day later but the murderers had not been found. Police used sniffer dogs in a long investigation to finally nab the three youths. Further investigation is underway, police said.

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