Boy found dead

MADHYAPUR THIMI: A six-year-old boy was found dead on Monday floating in a pond which had been dug up by the sand miners in Madhyapur Thimi, Lokanthali. The deceased has been identified as Roshan Karki, a squatter living on a bank of Manohara River. According to family sources, he had been missing since Sunday after he returned from school. Kiran Bajracharya, DSP at Metropolitan Police Range-Thimi, said the boy had drowned while he was swimming. The victim's family and neighbours have not let the police take the body for post mortem. They are demanding sufficient compensation, and an assurance to fill up such ditches dug by the sand miners. Another boy had died in a similar accident along the Manohara River a month ago. — HNS

Jesuit schools shut

KATHMANDU: Thirty-one missionary schools run by jesuits were shut down on Monday to mourn the death of Celestina Joseph, a tenth grader of St Mary's school in Jawalakhel, killed in the explosion in Assumption Church in Lalitpur on Saturday. Two persons were killed and more than 10 were injured in the first known attack on the Christian community in the country. HNS