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GAUSHALA: A woman has been severely tortured by her husband and brother-in-law, accusing her of not bringing dowry. It has been learnt that Yeshoda Devi Yadav, 18, from Sigyali VDC-6 of Mahottari district was tortured by her husband Bijay Yadav and his brother Ajay for five days. They tied Yeshoda’s hands and thrashed her with sticks. After learning about the incident, a police team reached her house and rescued the victim on Friday evening. She was seriously injured, said ASI Dipendra Yadav. Her husband Bijay and his brother Ajay have been arrested and taken to District Police Office for investigation. However, Ashok, the victim’s maternal uncle, said Yeshoda Devi was married to Bijay two years ago, and they had given Rs 1 million and a motorcycle as dowry. Yeshoda Devi has revealed that her husband Bijay had an affair with a girl and wanted to marry her. — RSS

Accident kills two

DHANGADhI: At least two persons were killed and 11 others injured after a commuter bus met with an accident at Patharaiya VDC in Kailali on Saturday morning. The deceased were identified as bus helper Prakash Khadka, 22, of Bardiya and Tulasi Adhikari, 40, of Kailali, said police. The bus was heading to Mahendranagar from Nepalgunj. Seriously injured Manoj Chaudary of Dang and Akal Saud of Bardiya have been taken to Nepalgunj for treatment. Other injured are receiving treatment at Lamki-based Lalratna hospital. — HNS

‘Poll date soon’

BARDIBAS: Minister for Energy, Science, Technology and Environment and Irrigation Umakanta Jha said on Saturday that the government was also in a hurry to declare the date for the Constituent Assembly election. Talking to journalists after worshipping Shree Jaleshwornath Mahadev here on Saturday, Minister Jha said the government was consulting political parties in this regard. He added that the election was the main concern of political parties and that the date should be declared after forging consensus among them, ‘which will help create a conducive environment for holding election’. — RSS

Rehab centre

TRISHULI: A rehabilitation centre has been set up in Budur Municipality of Nuwakot. Peaceful Life Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre came into operation recently, said its chairman Achyut Sitaula, adding, it was set up considering the rising number of youth from village and town falling prey to drugs. Medicine, counselling and yoga class are provided to those suffering from mental problems and drug abuse. The centre is spread over 10 ropanis of land. Locals said they were happy to have a rehabilitation centre in the municipality as they need not go to Kathmandu to avail services provided by the centre. — RSS

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