Wednesday, May 09, 2007


SINGTAM, May 08: The Singtam Police on 7 May detained one Ran Bahadur Chettri of Chisopani from a labour camp at the Rani Khola river bank at Singtam.

According to the Police, Ran Bahadur Chettri (54), along with his wife and minor daughter had taken shelter in a labour camp at Rani Khola river bank on 6 May evening after coming from Chisopani. The next morning, at around 9 am, Ran Bahadur Chettri reportedly assaulted his wife with a bhamphok on her head inflicting multiple injuries.

The victim Sarita Chettri (27) was thereafter rescued and rushed to the nearest PHC wherefrom she was referred to the Central Referral Hospital at Gangtok. During investigation the Singtam Police seized the weapon of offence (bhamphok) and arrested the accused.

The couple’s daughter Pavitra Chettri (3) was handed over to the mother of victim. A case was registered under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code against attempt to murder and further investigations are on.