TAPLEJUNG: A man has been found dead and his wife has gone missing after they were swept away by Shiva River in Sidingwa Rural Municipality-7 of Taplejung district on Friday. The deceased has been identified as local Gopal Tamang (22), while his wife Rina Tamang (21) has been missing. According to the District Police Office, Taplejung, the Tamang couple were washed away while they crossing the river. The couple were returning home from a nearby market. The level of the river had risen due to the Friday's incessant rainfall. The body of the deceased was found at the distance of one kilometre from the point they were crossing the river, said police. Meanwhile, police have launched the search operation for the missing woman.