KATHMANDU: A dalit couple of Jhapa was found hanging at their home along with a toddler on Monday.
According to news reports Rabin BK, 34, and his spouse Mina Basnet BK, 29, of Durgapur, Kankai Municipality-1 were found hanging along with their eight months old daughter.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) at the District Police Office Rakesh Thapa, who is also the spokesperson, said the couple was found hanging themselves inside a locked room along with their daughter.
They were in home isolation for the last 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus. “Their bodies were recovered in a locked room so we have suspected that they have committed suicide,” said DSP Thapa. “We are investigating.”
According to media reports, due to the pandemic Rabin’s business were hit hard and therefore he could have decided to suicide.