Biratnagar, February 23
The Morang District Court has sent a district leader of the Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’-led party to the judicial custody until the final verdict of the case for his alleged involvement in the murder of a teacher in the district.
Dhan Bahadur BK aka DB Silwal was arrested at Budhiganga rural municipality-4 of the district on January 20. A single bench of district judge Kapil Mani Gautam sent him to custody on Monday.
Earlier, on December 8 last year, Rajendra Shrestha, 54, a teacher of local Saraswati Basic School in Miklajung of the district, was shot dead. The party had immediately claimed the responsibility for the attack.
The government attorney has also named Biplav himself as a defendant in the case filed. However, he is currently underground as the government has banned the party’s activities.