Baitadi: According to Bhagarathi’s family and neighbors, the accused Dinesh Bhatt, who was made public by the police, said that he could not be the only culprit.
“This 16-year-old boy can not rape and kill alone,” said Bhagarathi’s mother. “I can’t say that Dinesh is not a criminal, but he is not alone. Others are involved with him.”
Bhagarathi’s sister Bharti Bhatt said that Dinesh alone could not commit such a heinous crime. According to her, Dinesh and Bhagirathi used to come and go to the school sometimes as they were siblings and neighbors but he could not commit such a big crime against Bhagirathi alone.
“We don’t believe the accused that is made public by the police,” said Bhagarathi’s sister. “We don’t say he didn’t, but others are involved.” She added, “Police had to make other involved people public as well. And, if Dinesh is alone, he cannot be left saying minor, and more action should be taken against him
Similarly, her neighbor Baldev Bhatta also said that Dinesh alone could not kill. “I have been playing and walking with brother Dinesh,” he said. “I don’t think Dinesh has done it alone. I think there are others involved with him.”