Diarrhoea kills three

HETAUNDA: Three members of a family at Sukaura VDC died of diarrhoea on Friday. The three — two children and a woman — had fallen ill after eating wild mushroom four days ago. While Mithumaya, 25, died at the Hetaunda Hospital, nine-year-old Sanchmaya and four-year-old Lali Maya died en route to the hospital. The dead were daughter-in-law and grand-daughters of Ram Bahadur Yonzon. — HNS

JTMM-G, police clash

GAUR: Cadres of the Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha-Goit (JTMM-G) clashed with a police team led by assistant sub-inspector Ranabir Prasad Singh at Piparaghat, Rautahat district, on Friday, an in-charge of the JTMM-G said. There were no casualties in the clash. The cadres captured Singh and seized a pistol, two magazines, 12 rounds of cartridges from the police, according to Prakash Yadav, joint in-charge of Morcha for the east Tarai. According to him, ASI Singh was set free later. However, SP at the Sarlahi District Police Office, Ganesh KC, said that three cadres of the JTMM-G came on a motorcycle, took ASI Singh under control and confiscated the arms. — RSS

Axed for ‘trafficking’

Gaighat: The School Management Committee of Hadiya VDC-based Thanpokhari Secondary School on Friday sacked a teacher, Suman Thapa, for allegedly trying to traffic

a student of the school, Lalita Thapa, to India. — HNS

Five held for murder

Palpa: The District Police Office (DPO) of Palpa today arrested five persons in connection with the murder of a person on Monday. Mithun Bahadur Raksemagar, his son Dhan Bahadur, Gun Bahadur Saru, Uttam Singh Gaha and Dev Bahadur Jargha Magar of Mityal VDC in the district were arrested. They have admitted to their role in the killing. — HNS

Trio held for murder

Rupandehi: Police on Friday arrested three persons on the charge of killing a woman after accusing her of being a witch at Suryapura VDC of Shitaldanda. Police arrested Dhan Bahadur Sunar, 22, Ballu Sunar, 17, and Setu Sunar, 15, of the VDC suspecting their involvement in Mani Sunar’s murder, police said. — HNS

One injured in firing

BIRATNAGAR: Nineteen-year-old Bisan Rai was critically injured when two unidentified persons, who came on a motorbike, opened fire at him here on Thursday. Police said the Koshi Zonal Hospital has referred Rai to the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences for treatment. — HNS