Five people in Lalitpur died of asphyxiation, preliminary investigation suggests

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Kathmandu: A preliminary investigation suggests asphyxiation as the cause of death of five of the same family at Nallu of Koyosom Rural Municipality-4 in Lalitpur on Monday.

According to the Metropolitan Police Council Jawalakhel spokesperson Siddhi Bikram Shah, the incident wherein five people in the same family– Kainli Syangtan, 55, Sushma, 33, Ashish, 9, Asma, 7 and a two-day-old baby—were reportedly suffocated to death. Four were found dead inside the house while one died amidst the medical treatment.

It is said the family lit up a fire inside the house with a metal roof and closed windows before going to bed. Shubha Tamang, 22, who was rescued alive is being treated at the Patan Hospital. His condition is reported to be serious.