Murder convict camouflages his identity, lands job in army
A man sentenced to twenty years in prison after found guilty of murder has been serving the Nepali Army, it has been revealed.
Army man Milan Lama, who was held outside the country's administrative hub Singha Durbar on Friday, turned out to be Tilak Tamang, who was on the run after his conviction by the Ramechhap District Court in June 1996, local media reported.
Tamang, along with his accomplices Lal Bahadur Sunwar and Lok Bahadur Khadka, was found guilty of murdering Khadga Bahadur Sunwar and Dhan Bahadur Sunwar in Bijulikot VDC, Ramechhap. In May 2002, the Supreme Court had sentenced the trio to 20 years in prison.
Police said Tilak joined the army's Narayandal Battalion at Ramechhap in 2005 after obtaining a citizenship certificate under the name Milan Lama on February 9, 2005, from the District Administration Office. nepalnews.com