Fugitive Arrested in Nepal 17 Years After Murder Accusation

Fugitive murder suspect arrested after 17 years on the run in Nepal, restoring public faith in the justice system.

Shivani Chauhan
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Fugitive Arrested in Nepal 17 Years After Murder Accusation

Fugitive Arrested in Nepal 17 Years After Murder Accusation

Chandra Bahadur Tamang, a 60-year-old man accused of murdering Dawa Sherpa in Bhojpur, Nepal in 2063 BS (2006-2007), was arrested by police in Dharan on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 after being on the run for 17 years. The District Court Bhojpur had issued an arrest warrant against Tamang in August 2023.

Sudip Raj Pathak, the Chief of the District Police Office Bhojpur, stated that Tamang was apprehended during a targeted police operation. "After 17 years on the run, Chandra Bahadur Tamang, an absconding defendant in a homicide case, was arrested by police in Dharan, Bhojpur on Tuesday," Pathak said. The police made Tamang's arrest public on April 24, 2024.

Why this matters: The arrest of long-time fugitives helps restore public faith in the justice system and law enforcement. It sends a message that those accused of serious crimes cannot evade the law indefinitely, no matter how many years pass.

Details about the original murder case from 2063 BS that Tamang was accused in were not immediately available. The authorities have not yet disclosed Tamang's whereabouts during his 17 years as a fugitive or how he was able to evade arrest for such an extended period. Tamang will now face the charges against him in the District Court Bhojpur, nearly two decades after the alleged crime was committed.

Key Takeaways

  • Chandra Bahadur Tamang, 60, arrested for 2006-07 murder in Nepal after 17 years
  • Arrest warrant issued in Aug 2023, Tamang apprehended in Dharan, Bhojpur on Apr 23, 2024
  • Arrest restores public faith in justice system, shows accused can't evade law indefinitely
  • Details of original murder case and Tamang's whereabouts during fugitive period unclear
  • Tamang to face charges in District Court Bhojpur, nearly 20 years after alleged crime