Teen found dead

SANKHUWASABHA: Sunil Rai (15) of Nepaldanda in Bhojpur district was found dead here on Thursday evening. Rai had left his house on Wednesday to play deusi organised by a local Janajagriti Club. Rai’s body was found at the bottom of a cliff. The police suspect that Rai, who was drunk, might have fallen off the cliff. However, Rai’s relatives said he might have been killed as he was bleeding from his mouth and there were bruises in his body. Meanwhile, Biken Subba (34) of Khandbari-1 was found dead in Bahrain six days ago. “Biken had gone to Bahrain six years ago. One Tarahang Subba said over phone that Biken died of heart attack,” Biken’s brother Chandraman said on Thursday. Acting Chief District Officer Krishna Prasad Subedi said preparations were on to bring Subba’s body to Nepal. — HNS

NC leader hurt

SANKHUWASABHA: Vice-president of the Sankhuwasabha chapter of the Nepali Congress, Ram Bahadur Basnet, was critically injured when inebriated youths beat him in Jaljala VDC on Wednesday. Basnet had gone to pacify the youths, who were engaged in a fight at the Bihibare market in Jaljala VDC, a CA member from Sankhuwasabha, Dambar Bahadur Khadka,

said. Basnet has been undergoing treatment in the Wana Health Post. Preparations are underway to take Basnet to the Khandbari-based District Hospital for further treatment. The police have been searching for the assailants, said Surya Prasad Upadhyay, deputy superintendent of police at the Sakhuwasabha District Police Office. — HNS