An exiled Bhutanese from Beldangi-I camp was stabbed to death by an unidentified gang while he was reportedly sleeping on his bed early Thursday morning.
Camp-based Armed Police Force (APF) Inspector Tirtha Gautam identified the deceased as 31-year-old Bhim Bahadur Rai of Sector F-2, Hut No 167/68.
Following an SOS call from the family, an APF team reached the spot immediately. Rai, who was also a camp management committee member, was lying still on his bed, being stabbed by sharp weapons.
His aged mother, who was sleeping in a next room, informed police that she was unaware of the tragedy until the police squad reached her for questioning at 1:45 a.m. today. Remaining members of the family had gone to India for a family visit, informed Inspector Gautam.
The dead body was taken to Mangalbare for postmortem earlier today.
“A few suspects have been arrested. However, it is too early to tell who have murdered Rai,” said Inspector Gautam.