Man bringing LPG cylinders on bicycle from India robbed in Sunsari village

KATHMANDU: A man was reportedly robbed of Rs 50,000 in cash, two LPG cylinders and a mobile phone in Sripurjabdi-8 of Sunsari district, bordering India, on Tuesday evening.

Santosh Marik, a resident of Sripurjabdi-4, was heading to his village ferrying the cylinders of cooking gas on a bicycle from India when a group of four to five persons overpowered him on the Nepali side and robbed him of the belongings, police said.

Locals of remote villages in Sunsari are forced to bring in daily essentials including cooking gas from neighbouring Indian markets as there is acute shortage of supplies in Nepal.