HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
OKHALDHUNGA: A police constable deployed at Harkapur police beat fired five rounds before fleeing his workstation with weapons on Friday night. Police constable Kulman Tamang, who was inebriated, fired five rounds before fleeing the scene with five three-naught-three rifles at about 10.00 pm, sources said. The search team found four rifles from Pipalbot at about 2 am the following morning, while he might still be carrying one, Inspector Ram Kumar Yadav said. We have deployed a team
including the armed police force for his search, said Yadav.
GAUSHALA: An unidentified body was found in a jungle in Ramnagar VDC along East- West Highway in Mahottari district on Friday evening, said Area police office. Police said that the man looked in his mid fifties. The body was taken to District Hospital Jaleshwar for postmortem this morning, police said.
Red Panda spotted
JUMLA: Endangered Red Panda was found at Talimchaur, Chandannath in Jumla district on Sunday and the locals of Talimchaur reported it to the DFO immediately. The animal has been safely kept at the office, said Officiating Chief at the office, Bharat Bahadur Budthapa. Red panda is one of the 27 protected species of mammals in Nepal. Locals said that they saw the animal in the area for the first time. The animal could earlier be spotted only in the areas in north-eastern part of Nepal like Taplejung, Lamtang National Park.
Kusunda meet begins
TULSIPUR: The convention of Kusunda community started in Ghorahi, Dang, on Saturday. Central chairman of Nepal Kusunda Bikas Samaj Dhan Bahadur Kusunda urged all journalists, representatives of different political parties, social organisations and ethnic communities to participate in the convention. The convention will elect a new leader to protect and enhance the culture and language of the endangered community, he said. Social, cultural and economic reforms of the community will be discussed in the convention.
Five suspects held
BAITADI: Police on Saturday arrested five people on suspicion of killing the headmaster of a local Mahadev Secondary School. Three days ago, the body of Man Bahadur Dhami, 50, of Bhatana-5 was found with two wounds on his head from Mudkhola near his home, said Inspector Karna Bam. “We have arrested five people for investigation but they cannot be made public,” said police. The body has been handed over to the relatives after post-mortem at the Primary Health Centre, Patan. Locals had informed police about the body on Wednesday evening.