Incident Reports

Woman arrested on charge of infanticide in Taplegunj


Province 1, Taplejung, Meringden, Ward 2

Taplejung police arrested a woman on the charge of killing a newborn baby on February 21. The arrested is identified as 22-year-old Syangmu Sherpa of Santhakra in Meringden Municipality-2.

According to the Police, Sangmu had confessed in an initial statement that she had murdered the child as the child was born out of an illegitimate relationship on February 4.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Infanticide
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Domestic violence
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
National/Online Media