Sleeping woman shot by unidentified assailant in Birgunj

BIRGUNJ: A 22-year-old woman, who was in her deep sleep, has been critically injured after she  was shot in an attempted murder in Birgunj of Parsa district in the wee hours of Tuesday.

The victim has been identified as Nilu patel of Pipara in Birgunj Sub-Metropolitan City-14.

An unidentified assailant shot Patel in her neck while she was sleeping in her house at around 1:00 am today, according to her relatives.

Patel is now undergoing treatment at National Medical College Birgunj.

Meanwhile, police have launched a manhunt to nab the culprit(s), according to Superintendent of Police (SP) Govinda Saha at the Parsa District Police Office.