By A Staff Reporter, Kathmandu, Feb. 14: Preliminary investigation of the police and the available facts in Sanepa suicide and murder case have established that Muna Karki was murdered by using a rope.
A preliminary forensic lab test has showed that besides being attacked by plastic chair, a rope was fastened around her neck before she was murdered in her own house on February 10. A detailed report of the forensic lab is yet to come, said the police.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Tek Prasad Rai, in-charge of Lalitpur Metropolitan Police Range said, “As per the technical details and CCTV footages, Bijay had committed suicide after half an hour of Karki’s murder.”
The forensic lab test is being conducted at the Nepal Police forensic office in Maharajgunj.
“The plastic chair used by Bijay could not be enough to take the Muna’s life and he might have used rope to strangle Karki to death, which he later used to kill himself,” SSP Rai said.
Further details into the incident will only be known after we receive the clinical and forensic lab reports, he said.
Bijay and Muna’s mobile phones under forensic test
According to the sources of the Police Headquarters, the mobile phones used by Bijay and Muna were taken to digital forensic lab of Nepal Police for investigating further details.
All the deleted facts and conversation of the mobile phones will be recovered during the digital lab tests, police said.
Meanwhile, SSP Rai said that they had grilled and taken statements of Mina Koirala, housemaid and a plumber Ramesh Chhetri, who had visited Karki’s residency earlier on the day of accident.
Police said that Ramesh had reached the home Karki’s home and had repaired water pipe. During the time, Bijay had also helped him, as per the plumber, he looked normal, said the police.