Sunday, July 28, 2019

POWER NEWS : Former ambassador Keshav Raj Jha’s murder in mystery

Posted by Anup Baral | July 28, 2019 :

Frail, underweight and aged 75, Gyanu Thapaliya Jha sits hunched on a floor mat as relatives, family friends and well-wishers visit her elder sister’s house at Baneshwor Heights to console the gruesome murder of her husband, hours before the dawn broke on Monday.

Career diplomat and former Nepali ambassador to France Keshav Raj Jha was found murdered in his bedroom on the ground floor of his bungalow at Babar Mahal yesterday.

Police and family sources said he was stabbed multiple times in the head and chest, near the right and the left collar bones. “The head injuries, apparently caused by multiple stabs with sharp pointed kitchen knife, appeared pretty deep — about two inches or so,” said a police source. “The chest injuries are not that deep, though.”

According to family and police sources, Jha, a diabetic for a long time, appeared to have succumbed to excessive bleeding following multiple stabs. The knife was found stuck on a sweat shirt he was wearing that night.

Gyanu was one of the first to witness the body of her husband in a pool of blood several hours after the cold blooded murder that police believe possibly took place between 12:00am and 2:00am.

Except for what fate had in store for Gyanu, Monday morning was a regular morning. She woke up at quarter past four, took shower and started her daily prayers. “It must have been around 4:45 by then,” she said.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.