Police on Friday arrested a man on charge of murdering his wife.
The suspect has been identified as Ham Bahadur BK (24) of Kokhetar, Arkhala-9 of the district.
According to a preliminary investigation, BK allegedly killed his wife Rita BK (21) by slitting her throat while they had gone to a well in a jungle near their village to take bath yesterday afternoon.
Police came to know about the incident only on Thursday night.
Following the information, a joint police team deployed from the Kawasoti and Baglungtar detained BK from Hurhuredanda of Devchuli of the district this morning, SP Nal Prasad Upadhyay of the District Police Office, Nawalparasi informed.
Police nabbed him while he was heading towards India via Madhesh to evade the arrest.
Police said that they are looking into the case.