Capital Briefs

One killed in mishap

KATHMANDU: A person was killed when a commuter minibus hit the motorcycle he was riding on at Kaushaltar in Bhaktapur on Wednesday. The bus was en route to Kathmandu from Bhaktapur. The dead has been identified as Kedar Datheputhe (35) of Thoten in Bhaktapur. Injured Datheputhe died while undergoing treatment in Bir Hospital. The police have impounded the bus and arrested driver Ramji Sintakal. An angry mob vandalised three vehicles following the incident, Bhaktapur police said.

CWIN condemns blast

KATHMANDU: Child Workers in Nepal Concerned Centre (CWIN) on Wednesday said it was seriously concerned about the bomb blast that injured six children. Issuing a press statement here, CWIN strongly condemned the incident. “We strongly deplore the act of criminals at a time when children are recognised as 'peace zone'. The statement also demanded that the injured children are treated promptly and that the government showed its seriousness toward preventing such incidents in future. CWIN also cautioned children and elders alike against playing with suspicious objects.

Pampati case

KATHMANDU: Police on Wednesday said a retired Nepali Army personnel had shot at the Managing Director of Bharatpur Medical College, Nagender K Pampati, in front of his rented house in Ranibari recently. Pampati escaped unhurt in the shootout. A police official said security personnel have fanned out across the country to track down the absconder. The police, however, have not given the details on the shooter. The police are also yet to get a clue on the motorcycle that was used in the shooting and the person who was riding it.

NARA protests arrest

Kathmandu: Nepal Automobiles Reconditioning Association (NARA) on Wednesday demanded the prompt release of Dilip Thapa, the owner of Siddhi Auto, which sold a motorcycle (Ba 17 Pa 8733) for Rs 42,000 to assailants who shot at media entrepreneur Jamim Shah. Organising a press meet in the capital, Madhusudan Bhattarai, president, NARA said the motorcycle was sold to Mohammad Bakker Sayid, who drove the two-wheelers when the unidentified pillion-rider shot at Shah in Lazimpat. "The possessor will be responsible for any untoward incidents," he argued. Police have also arrested Birendra Kumar Godu, co-owner of Siddhi Auto and filed murder and attempted murder charge against them. Shekhar Golchha, director Golchha Organisation has expressed solidarity with NARA.