KATHMANDU: Police said on Sunday that they arrested four persons from Mulpani on the outskirts of Kathmandu on the charge of killing a bull for meat.
The arrestees are Chandra Bahadur Budhathoki of Sindhuli, Rajkumar Lama of Dharan, Dawa Moktan of Ramechhap and Indra Bahadur Tamang of Nuwakot. They slaughtered the bull last night. Currently, they have been kept at the police station in Bouddha.
According to Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Ajaya Bikal Bhattarai, the foursome admitted that they killed the beast for meat. Cow slaughter is a penal offence in Nepal.
Meanwhile, Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) alleged that the police detained its general secretary, Ang Kaji Sherpa, from the Bouddha-based police office when he reached there to garner information about the incident.
ASI Bhattarai, on the other hand, dismissed the allegation. According to him, Sherpa stayed at the office on his own waiting for a senior police official.
Police said an investigation is underway into the incident.