A businessman was found dead at Brahmayani in Bhaktapur municipality-9 in the district Wednesday morning.
The deceased has been identified as Sitaram Sainju, 55, of Tathali in Changunarayan municipality-9, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Krishna Prasain.
A preliminary police investigation shows that Sainju might have been stoned to death. Sainju sustained head injuries in the incident and his body has been sent to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj for a postmortem, said Prasain.
Meanwhile, police have arrested three persons for their involvement in the incident. An investigation into the case was underway, added police.