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Man Arrested for Attempted Murder During Chandeswori Jatra in Banepa

Banepa, Nepal – Jestha 12, 2081 – In a shocking turn of events, a 24-year-old man has been arrested for attempted murder following a violent gang fight that marred the final day of the Chandeswori Jatra festival. The incident, which took place in the Tindhara area of Banepa, has left the community in shock and raised concerns about youth involvement in gang violence.

Violent Clash at Chandeswori Jatra

The Chandeswori Jatra, a revered festival celebrated with much fervor in Banepa, took a dark turn on the evening of Jestha 11. At approximately 8:30 PM, a violent confrontation erupted between two rival gangs from the Tindhara area. The clash, which quickly escalated, saw violence amidst the crowd of people.

Man Arrested for Attempted Murder During Chandeswori Jatra in Banepa

The Attack on Subin Manandhar

During the altercation, Subin Manandhar, a resident of Tindhara, was viciously attacked with a piece of wood from the festival chariot (rath). The assailants used the wooden piece as a weapon, inflicting severe injuries on Manandhar. He was rushed to Sheer Memorial Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment. His condition remains critical, and the medical team is closely monitoring his progress.

Arrest of the Suspect

Following the violent incident, police launched an intensive investigation to identify and apprehend those responsible. On Jestha 12, at around 4:30 PM, authorities arrested 24-year-old Suraj Khadgi, son of Krishna Khadgi, on charges of attempted murder. The suspect is believed to have played a significant role in the attack on Subin Manandhar.

The Kavrepalanchowk District Court has ordered a seven-day detention period for Suraj Khadgi to allow for further investigation into the case. During this time, police will gather additional evidence and witness statements to build a comprehensive case against the accused. The arrest of such a young individual for a serious crime has shocked the local community and highlighted the need for urgent measures to address youth involvement in criminal activities.

Kavrepalanchowk district court
source: Wikimedia Commons

Community Response and Concerns

The violent incident has cast a shadow over the Chandeswari Jatra, an event traditionally associated with joy and cultural celebration. Community leaders and residents have expressed their dismay at the violence and called for stronger efforts to curb gang activity in the area. The involvement of a teenager in such a serious crime has also sparked discussions on the influence of gangs on the youth and the necessity of preventive measures.

Local authorities have pledged to increase security and surveillance in the Tindhara area. They have requested to work with community organizations to develop programs aimed at keeping young people engaged in positive activities. The police have also urged residents to come forward with any information that could assist in the investigation.

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Man Arrested for Attempted Murder During Chandeswori Jatra in Banepa

Looking Ahead

As the investigation continues, the focus remains on ensuring justice for Subin Manandhar. The community hopes that the swift action taken by the authorities will serve as a deterrent to further gang-related activities. Further it will also restore peace and safety to the area. We are hopeful that the man arrested for attempted murder during Chandeswori Jatra won’t be spared.

The Chandeswari Jatra will undoubtedly continue to be a significant cultural event for Banepa, but this year’s festival will remind the tragic turn of events that underscored the pressing need for community vigilance and proactive measures to protect the youth from the perils of gang violence.

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