Altitude sickness

MANANG: A legal officer died of high altitude sickness at the base camp of Mt Gangapurna in Manang on Tuesday. Dipak Prasain, 31, officer at Law Service Commission of the Ministry of Law, who had arrived in Manang from Kathmandu on April 13, died of high altitude sickness, police said. The body was airlifted to Kathmandu in a helicopter for post-mortem, said police Inspector Bharat BK. Prasain had come to ascend the mountain with seven Iranian nationals through Metro Rosa Trek and Expeditions, police said. — THT Online

Shopkeeper killed

ROLPA: One person was killed in Rank village development committee in Rolpa district on Thursday after he was kidnapped from his shop on Wednesday night. An unidentified gang donning masks had abducted Man Bahadur Oli, 40, a shopkeeper, after looting his shop, the Rolpa District Police Office said, adding that Oli’s body was found lying near his shop on Thursday morning. The gang also beat up Lal Bahadur Khadka, a resident of Belghar in Salyan, and another person in the course of looting goods and cash from Oli’s shop, eyewitnesses said. A team of police has been deployed at the site to investigate the incident, the district police office said. —THT Oline

Killer tusker

ITAHARI: Two persons died on Thursday morning when they were attacked by a wild elephant. Fifty-five-year old Tika Prasad Neupane and 56-year-old Chandra Prasad Bhattarai, both residents of Sunsari’s Mahendranagar VDC-4, died while they were attacked by the pechiderm in Bichpani Jungle of Sunsari’s Bharaula where they had gone to collect fodder. According to Area Police Office Mahendranagar, Bhattarai died on the spot while Neupane who had been critically injured in the accident died in the course of treatment in Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Science. — THT Online