After the murder, Shiv Sharan Tharu, who had gone abroad for foreign employment, was arrested. He was arrested and brought to Nepal after reaching Abu Dhabi in Dubai. On February 11, a Nepal Police team reached Abu Dhabi to bring Shiv Sharan.
Sivasharan was arrested through Interpol and brought to the Gorusinge police office in Ela last Thursday. Bikki and Ram Sevak Tharu, who were involved in the murder, were arrested six months ago by the police and kept in custody pending trial. A case was filed against locals Vishnu Prasad Tharu, Leelaram Chaudhary and Indra Tharu who tried to hide the incident despite being aware of it. All three have been released from the Kapilvastu District Court on a bond of Rs. 100 Thousand.
The murdered 67-year-old Guruva of Kapilvastu is Gangaram Tharu Guruva. He was found murdered at 7 o’clock in the night on July 6, 2076.
According to Deputy Superintendent of Police Meen Ghale, spokesperson of District Police Office Kapilvastu, Gangaram was killed by using a sharp weapon on his neck, face and left hand. Bikki Tharu of the village had gone to Gurwako to have his legs hurt.
Bikki, who felt cured after being jharphuked by Gurwa (religious leader of the Tharu community) Gangaram, suspected that Guruwa was practicing witchcraft. Bikki’s father Vishnu Prasad Tharu, who died 5 years ago, and the buffalo and bull that died a few months ago, were blamed by Bikki on Gurwa Gangaram. Before the incident, Bikki used to walk around claiming to be a witch in the village.
So my father was also killed. Bulls and buffaloes also died. Shashidhar Sharma, Police Inspector of Ela Police Office Gorusinge, said that if he recognizes him, he will fix him. “Even though the police kept Bikki under suspicion, the incident remained a mystery for 2 years because they could not gather evidence. After opening the files of old cases and starting the investigation, we were able to identify the culprits,” said Sharma.
According to the police, a red notice was issued against Shivsharan on 14th of Bhadra. Bhadra was arrested on 21st and documents were requested for extradition.
Ram Abatar Chaudhary