Tusker kills woman

DAMAK: Hari Maya Rai, 50, a resident of Chulachuli VDC-2 in Ilam was crushed to death on the spot on Sunday morning after a wild elephant attacked her when she went to the field to answer the nature’s call near her house, the Chulachuli Police Office said. Another elderly was killed in an elephant attack at Chulachuli a few months ago. — HNS

Maoists thrash locals

SANKHUWASABHA: Maoist cadres on Sunday beat up two civilians in Sankhuwasabha’s Chainpur VDC. Lakhman Tamang, along with the party cadres, beat up Chainpur locals Khadga Bahadur Basnet and Dhruba Kumar Basnet, while the two were working in the field, UML cadre Murari Prasad Khatiwada alleged. Both are undergoing treatment in Chainpur Primary Health Post. Meanwhile, the district chapters of CPN-UML and Nepali Congress have condemned the incident and have asked an end to such activities. — HNS

Nine Dalits hurt

Dailekh: Nine persons were injured on Sunday in a brawl between two Dalit groups that followed a row over playing music. The Dalit groups in Narayan municipality’s Bhainsikhor village had been competing in the traditional orchestration for the groom’s and the bride’s parties when Thule Sunar of Narayan Municipality-5 attacked the band players, injured Dil Bahadur Nepali said. Eight others on the bride’s party have been injured. While the eight returned home following first aid, Nepali is undergoing treatment in the district hospital. — HNS