Former CPN-UML Dhading district committee member Shiva Thapa, who was missing for the past four days, was found dead on Wednesday morning. Locals found his body bearing deep injuries of sharp weapons in Raute Forest at Darkha VDC of the district. Thapa was abducted from Darkha VDC while returning home after watching a volleyball game. Meanwhile, the District Administration Office of Dhading has deployed a police team led by Inspector Prem Sagar KC to investigate the case. UML district leaders have claimed Thapa was abducted by YCL, but the Maoist’s youth wing has refuted the charge.“Maoist cadres were not behind the incident. The blame on us are aimed to tarnish our party’s image,” said Maoist district secretary Bikas in a press statement.