VDC secy abducted

SIRAHA: An unidentified armed gang of seven persons abducted Manok Karki, 36, a secretary at Siraha’s Bastipur VDC on Saturday night. His brother Nirmal said he talked with Manok over the phone on Sunday morning but Manok did not disclose his whereabouts. — HNS

Mysterious disease

RAMECHHAP: An unidentified disease claimed one person in Ramechhap’s Bhirpani VDC on Friday. According to a local of Bhirpani VDC, Krishna Gopal Shrestha, 42-year-old Subba Sarki of Purano Jhangajholi VDC-3 died of the disease. The disease rendered two persons sick and they were taken to Kathmandu. — HNS

Man robbed of bike

RAUTAHAT: Wielding weapons, activists of the Jwala Singh-led Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (JTMM-J) robbed Gagan Shah, a resident of Pothiyahi, of his motorcycle at Paltuwa in Rautahat district on Saturday night. “A group of three persons, identifying themselves as cadres of the JTMM-J, robbed me of my bike while I was returning home from the market,” Shah said. — HNS