Four houses gutted

RAUTAHAT: Seven housed were gutted at Bhediyahi-9 on Friday. Houses of Gani Mahamad, Hussein Mahamad, Ajid Miya and Wahid Miya were gutted and property worth Rs one lakh was damaged, the Rautahat District Police Office said. The fire that broke out from the house of Gani Mahamad spread to neighbouring houses and was control with the help of locals, inspector Man Bahadur Chaudhari said. — HNS

Mishap kills one

GAIGHAT: One person was killed in a road mishap at Basaha of Udayapur on Friday morning. Eighteen-month-old Susan Rai, of Basaha VDC-4, who was injured when a bullock cart crushed him, died in course of treatment, police said. Meanwhile, Ram Bahadur Raut, 25 was critically injured when he fell from a bus at the Kadmaha-Jaljale road on Friday. Raut has been taken to the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences for treatment. — HNS

Property gutted

RUPANDEHI: Property worth lakhs of rupees was gutted on Friday after a fire broke out in Pathak Stone-crushing Company located in Anandvan VDC-2 of Rupandehi district. The Rupandehi district police office said the fire was caused due to an electrical short circuit. — HNS

Man found dead

BIRATNAGAR: An elderly man has been found dead at Biratnagar Bus Park on Friday morning. The unidentified man of around 50 years of age probably died of cold, as he was not wearing any warm cloth, Morang District Police Office said. — HNS

One killed in firing

SARLAHI: Owner of a medical shop was killed when a gang fired at him in Balara VDC- 5, Sarlahi district, on Thursday night, police said, identifying the dead as Tej Narayan Mahato, 30, of Arnaha-8. Armed persons in two motorcycles fired at Mahato when he was returning home from his shop. “Police have been conducting a search for those involved in the killing,” Superintendent of Police Ganesh KC said. — HNS

OHCHR team’s visit

Dhading: A team of the OHCHR-Nepal arrived here on Friday to assess the latest human rights situation in the district. A three-member team led by human rights activist Marlin gathered information about a reported mistreatment by police of two journalists who were on a reporting mission in Muralibhanjyang of the district on Monday. — HNS

Petrol supply resumes

NEPALGUNJ: The Bheri Petroleum Dealers’ association on Friday withdrew its strike after talks on Thursday with the Nepal Oil Corporation’s regional branch here. Transport services and the movement of vehicles that were stalled since last Saturday began normalising after supply of petroleum products resumed. Association president Chintamani Dhital said they had withdrawn the strike for 10 days after the NOC assured them of supplying full quota of petroleum products. — HNS

Parasi bazaar shut

NAWALPARASI: The Youth Forum of Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum called Parasi bazaar bandh on Friday, saying that the YCL disappeared its leaders after abduction. Though the bandh shut Parasi bazaar, there was no effect of bandh on the Mahendra Highway. “The bandh was called in protest against YCL’s act of abducting out Kathmandu Valley in-charge Jeetendra Ray and Rupandehi secretary Aslan Pathan,” Youth Forum’s district chairman Rajendra Yadav said, adding that the bandh will continue on Saturday as well. —HNS