Biker killed, pillion rider injured in Saptari accident

RAJBIRAJ: A biker died and a pillion rider sustained critical injuries after a motorbike they were riding on hit an electric pole at Kanchanrup Municipality of Saptari along the East-West Highway on Tuesday.

The deceased has been identified as Manoj Ram (30) of Manraja-2 and the injured as Dev Chandra Jha (55).

Police said that the duo were rushed to the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences after the accident but Ram breathed his last during the course of treatment.

The two-wheeler (Sa 2 Pa 2725) was heading towards west from west when the incident occurred at around 3 am today, DSP Dan Bahadur Karki of the District Police Office informed.