The Area Police Office (APO), Malakheti in Kailali has arrested one person on the charge of murdering his wife in Kailali on Thursday morning.

Sher Bahadur Namjali Magar, 34, was arrested on the charge of beating and killing his 32-year-old wife Lalita Namjali Magar.

Sher Bahadur, who was in India for work, returned home only on Wednesday. The same night he beat up his wife and killed her.

The couple’s 17-year-old daughter Laxmi Magar also suffered serious head and neck injuries after Sher Bahadur attacked her with a sharp weapon, according to the police. She is currently being treated at Seti Provincial Hospital.

Sher Bahadur was absconding since the incident but police arrested him from Kohalpur.

APO Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rabindra Pandey informed that Sher Bahadur is currently being detained and questioned regarding the incident.