Search for missing soldier continues in Narayani River

CHITWAN: Whereabouts of a Nepal Army soldier, who disappeared after jumping into the Narayani River on Saturday, is still unknown.

According to police, the missing soldier has been identified as Saroj Pokharel (22) of Bharatpur-21.

Pokharel had jumped into the River along with his girlfriend at the Devghat stretch in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-1.

The girl, identified as Samjhana Poudel (18) of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-22, has been rescued with the help of the locals, DSP Deepak Shrestha of the Chitwan District Police Office said.

Pokharel is posted at the Rasauli-based Disaster Management Battalion of Nepal Army in Chitwan.

Police are investigating further into the incident.