Crime suspect held

KATHMANDU: Police on Saturday arrested a teenager boy who was absconding after attacking a man with a sharp weapon. According to the Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Dipesh Lama, 17, of Deurali, Nuwakot, was nabbed from Futung. Two persons, including Lama, riding on a scooter had attacked Sita Ram Pandey, 42, of Madanpur-1, Nuwakot, in Samakhusi and fled the scene on Friday at around 6:30pm. Another suspect is still at large.

Two electrocuted

KATHMANDU: Two persons were electrocuted in two separate incidents in the capital on Friday and Saturday, police said. Rupak Khadka, 29, a garage collector in Jadibuti, died after getting an electric shock while working for waste management on Saturday. He was rushed to Minbhawan-based Civil Service Hospital. He died in course of treatment. In a separate incident, a Nepal Electricity Authority staffer died of an electric shock while repairing an electricity line in Dahachok, Chandragiri Municipality-2 on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Kumar Bhattarai, 45, of Bhimdhunga, who was working at NEA’s Balambu station.

Fraud arrested

KATHMANDU: Police on Friday arrested a man on charge of swindling a number of people of cash through his office. Janak Prasad Parajuli, 40, of Sindhupalchowk, was at large after collecting around Rs 140 million deposited in Renown Saving and Credit Cooperatives, Kathmandu, by its depositors. Officials said a team of the Metropolitan Police Crime Division had arrested him from Minbhawan. Parajuli is said to be secretary of the organisation.

Mediators’ meet ends

Lalitpur: The first National Conference of Mediators concluded on Saturday, issuing a 23-point declaration. The two-day conference titled ‘Mediation: Our Problems, Ours Solutions’ issued the Declaration following the paper presentations and deliberations from the participants, according to Dr Kumar Sharma Acharya, coordinator of declaration drafting committee.