Police on Monday nabbed a suspect who had fled after murdering his lover from Saping-3 of Kavre district.
The arrestee has been identified as Nirmal Raj Giri (33) of the same place.
Giri, a driver by profession, allegedly strangled Rita Thapa (30) to death on February 27, 2013 following a scuffle between them, said police.
A team from Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Hanumandhoka nabbed him after20 months of the incident.
Giri and Thapa were lovers for about nine months before the incident. He would reside in her rented room in Chyasal of Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City-9.
He has been taken to the Metropolitan Police Range, Lalitpur for further investigation.