THE HIMALAYAN BEACON KALIMPONG NEWS BUREAU
KALIMPONG, 12 FEBRUARY 2018: A grim truth has been unearthed in Kalimpong with the help of social media. On the 19th of February three brothers killed their father and buried in the backyard. However, when the photo of the deceased Septuagenarian father became viral on the social media villagers went to the police and reported the crime. The three brothers were arrested. After interrogation it was revealed that on the night of 19th January in a village called Lower Dun in the Loley Gram Panchayat under Kalimpong Police Station, Kuber Rai age 70 was brutally killed by his own sons Mani Kumar Rai age 38, Sunil Rai age 36 and Purna Rai age 26.
The next day the three sons cleverly informed the villagers and neighbours about the purported sudden demise of their father. The unsuspecting neighbours and villagers came together to perform the last rites of the deceased. However a regional Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Yuden Lepcha complained to the police after being suspicious of foul play. The police arrested the three brothers and under interrogation the three brothers spilled the beans and accepted that they had murdered their father.
The three brothers had termed the sudden death of the father being caused by an accident. This was also the reason why some villagers became suspicious. On the day of the murder their mother was not present at home. Later after the few days of the burial of the deceased his photo also began to circulate in the social media and became viral. The photo showed deep wounds on the body of the deceased which caused deep suspicions.
The three brothers have been produced before Kalimpong Court and sent to 7 days police remand. The body of the deceased meanwhile has been exhumed in the presence of a Deputy Magistrate and send for postmortem.