Boy falls to death

SANKHUWASABHA: A boy died when he fell from a tree here on Monday. Raja Rai (15) of Tamku Village Development Committee-7 died on the spot after he fell from a tree while collecting fodder, deputy superintendent of police at Sankhuwsabha district police office Surya Prasad Upadhyay said. — HNS

Jackal runs amok

DAILEKH: Three persons were injured when a jackal bit them at Kandachaur of Narayan Municipality-6 of Dailekh on Monday. The injured have been identified as Hema Pokharel (16), Bam Bahadur Lama (36) and his son, according to a local, Rima Pokharel. They are being treated in Dailekh District Hospital. — HNS

Three girls rescued

BIRGUNJ: Parsa District Police Office Parsa on Monday rescued three teenage girls from buspark area in Birgunj. Shanti Darji, Bina Darji and Sunmaya Darji from Pokhara were rescued when they were being taken to India, police said, adding that the traffickers managed

to flee. “We handed over the girls to their guardians after calling them here from Pokhara,” Inspector KP Sharma at the district police office said. — HNS

Body found

RAMECHHAP: The body of a 56-year-old woman was found on the premise of a community forest located at Gunci Village Development Committee-1 of Ramechhap district on Sunday. Police said the body of Dhanamaya Adhikary, a resident of Pokharichaur of Kavrepalanchowk district, was found by fodder collectors in the forest. Adhikary had come to her maternal home

in Gunci VDC to celebrate Dashain. “The body was full of blue marks,” police said, adding that an investigation into the incident is underway. — HNS

House gutted

SANKHUWASABHA: The house of Bhaktiman BK of Madimulkharka Village Development Committee-5 in the district caught fire on Sunday night destroying property worth seven lakhs of rupees. The fire broke out when children were playing with matches, deputy superintendent of police Surya Prasad Upadhyaya said. — HNS

Hospitals closed

NAWALPARASI: To protest the thrashing of a peon of district hospital by relatives of a patient,

health personnel closed all health institutions in Nawalparasi on Monday.

According to Dr Gopal Khanal, Prakash Upadhyaya of Ramgram municipality-5 had thrashed peon Rabis Chaudhary on Sunday night. — HNS

Indian national held

Birgunj: The border police post at Inaruwa arrested an Indian national for possessing banned drugs on Monday evening. Mohamed Asalam, 32, of Dhobini Prasauni of India’s Betiya district, was arrested along with fifty bottles of Fencidyl and two packets of Nitro Vet Tablets during a regular check-up of the commuters. Asalam was arrested in course of his attempt to smuggle the banned drugs from India’s Raxaul to Pokhara, police inspector KP Sharma said. — HNS

Man killed in mishap

PUTALIBAZAAR: A person died when a jeep met with an accident in Kyakami VDC-9 of Syangja on Monday. The police identified the deceased as jeep driver Bikaram BK. — RSS

Pneumonia outbreak

DHANKUTA: An outbreak of pneumonia has affected scores of children in Dhankuta district. Local health workers said pneumonia patients were flooding district hospital and health centres in the rural areas. Both Dhankuta bazaar and rural areas have been affected by the disease. Last month, two children had died of pneumonia. — RSS

Cops clash

GAUSHALA: Two policemen posted at a temporary police post in Halkhori of Mahottari clashed

on Monday morning, leaving one of them seriously injured. Babu Chandra Yadav of Bara attacked Dipendra Kunwar of Gulmi with a khukuri following a dispute between the two. While Kunwar sustained serious head injury, Yadav also got slightly injured. They are kept at the Mahottari District Police Office for necessary investigation. — RSS

Dacoits strike

KATHMANDU: An armed gang of bandits looted the house of Kishowri Saha Teli in Bhikhampur

VDC-5 of Parsa on Sunday night. During the course of looting at around 9 pm, the robbers also attacked Teli and seriously injured him. The gang robbed him of cash and property worth

Rs 100,000. A team of the Armed Police Force from the Bhikhpur Base Camp reached the site immediately after the incident. However, no arrest has been made yet. Teli is being treated in Pokhariya Health Post. — RSS

Two held for assault

RAMECHHAP: Two persons, who attacked their 31-year-old neighbour Sujan Khadka, have been handed over to the Ramechhap District Police Office. Locals arrested Baburam Tamang and Ganesh Bahadur Tamang of Bijulikot-2 and handed over them to the police. The duo had attacked Khadka on Friday following a dispute over land. Khadka, who had sustained serious head injury, is being treated in Kathmandu. — RSS

Man thrashed

LAHAN: An unidentified gang abducted 37-year-old Dhanik Lal Yadav from Siswani VDC-2 of Siraha district and attacked with a knife, leaving him seriously injured on Sunday night. The gang abducted and attacked him after he refused to provide it with Rs 100,000 donation, which they had sought from him.

Yadav’s condition is reportedly critical. — RSS

Woman found dead

KASKI: A body of a woman of about 60 years of age was found in Bhurjung Khola Villave Development Committee of Kaski district on Monday morning. The woman’s identity was yet to be ascertained, police said. — RSS