Wife dead, husband injured as bike skids off road in Bhaktapur

KATHMANDU: A person died and another sustained injuries after a motorcycle they were riding on met with an accident in Sipadol of Suryabinayak Municipality-8 in Bhaktapur district on Saturday, police said.

The deceased has been identified as pillion rider Pabitra Thapa Khadka (37), and injured as her husband Sundar Khadka (47) of Changu Naraya Municipality-2 in Bhaktapur district.

According to police, the incident occurred when the motorcycle (Ba 64 Pa 2078) lost control and skidded off the road near Doleshwar Temple and fell some 100 metres below, injuring the motorcycle riders yesterday.

The injured duo were rushed to the Bhaktapur Hospital where the wife Pabitra breathed her last during the course treatment. While the husband Sundar was later referred to the Maharjgunj-based Nepal Police Hospital for further treatment.

It has been learnt that the motorcyclist Khadka is a Sub Inspector at the Metropolitan Police Range, Balaju.

Meanwhile, further investigation into the case is underway, said police.