KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A man crushed his three young daughters to death with stones as they slept in a remote mountain village, police said Friday.
Bhakta Bahadur Rumba killed the girls aged 7, 10 and 13 at their house in Faparbari village, about 50 miles south of the capital, Katmandu, said police official Purna Chandra Joshi.
He said police detained Rumba, 35, and drove him to the nearest city, Hetauda, where he would be presented before a judge after the weekend.
Joshi said initial investigations and interviews with villagers suggested the father was mentally unstable. He picked up stones and crushed the heads of the girls on Friday morning as they slept in different rooms.
Rumba's wife was away at the time attending a relative's wedding.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.