Panityanki (Morang),7 Nov 2014: Police have arrested eight members of a family on the charge of murdering a woman member for not bringing dowry as per their demand.
The Area Police Office, Rani, arrested Mahendra Sharma, 40; Chandan Sharma, 35; Deepak Sharma, 30; Prakash Sharma, 25; Pankaj Sharma, 16; Devanand Sharma, 40; Binda Sharma and Sarita Devi Sharma of Budhnagar-4 in Morang district.
The family members had thrashed Miradevi Sharma, 32, to death on October 29 for not bringing dowry as per the demand. They had burned the body in Indian land to hide their crime.
Mahendra is the father-in-law, Bindadevi is the mother-in-law and Chandan the husband of the deceased.
Similarly, Devanand is the victim’s elder brother-in-law and Sarita Devi is sister-in-law as well as Prakash and Pankaj are younger brothers-in-law.
In the beginning, police had arrested Binda and Saritadevi and others from Biratnagar-22 with the help of Indian Police on Wednesday, said Police Inspector Om Prakash Khanal.
Miradevi of Bihar State and Chandan had tied the knot 12 years ago. Police said investigation into the case was on.