Youth kidnapped

SIRAHA: An unidentified gang abducted Dhani Ram Mahato (22) of Phulkahakatti-4 in Siraha on Sunday night. Mahato was abducted while he was returning home after acquiring citizenship certificate from the District Administration Office, the police said. His father Ram Narayan said the abductors have demanded Rs 200,000 ransom. He also appealed to human rights activists and journalists to secure safe release of his son. — HNS

Two kids drown

SIRAHA: Two children drowned in a river in Siraha on Sunday evening. Sangina Khatun (8) of Gamhariya Maheshpur-3 and Samita Khatun (6) of Gamhariya Maheshpur-6 died after falling into the river near their houses, police said. — HNS