RAUTAHAT: What seems to be a new twist in a murder case involving Nepali Congress suspended lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam, wife of an alleged victim Oshi Akhtar has claimed that her husband is in abroad.
Amana Khatun on Friday filed an application at Rautahat District Court claiming that her husband is in a foreign land for employment.
Families of alleged victims Oshi Akhtar and Trilok Thapa had lodged a complaint with the police accusing Alam of burning Akhtar and Thapa in a brick kiln.
Recordkeeper at the court Gunaraj Parajuli said that Khatun had recorded statements with police and attorney office accusing Alam of murder.
The court is currently conducting bail hearing for Alam.
The District Attorney Office, Rautahat had filed the case against Alam for the production of explosives and offenses related to the murder. The office had filed the case against 11 individuals including Alam.
10 persons including Alam have been charged with burning those injured a bomb explosion in a brick kiln. One has been accused of assisting the crime.
Alam’s cadres were reportedly making a bomb following his order and were injured when the bomb accidentally went off. Seven persons were killed in the bombing.