ONCE-OVER

Prisoners on strike :

KATHMANDU: Twenty prisoners at the Dillibazaar Khor on Wednesday started a relay hunger strike to express solidarity with the ongoing protest of jailbirds in prisons all over the country. Prisoners of the Central Jail are on a strike for weeks. — HNS

One swept away :

SIRAHA: Thirteen-year-old Surendra Shah, son of Prem Shah of Badharamal VDC-7 of Siraha district, is missing after he was swept away by the Kamala river on Tuesday night, a local social worker, Jagdish Mahato, said. — HNS

Property looted :

BARA: Posing as Maoist cadres, an armed gang made off with valuables and cash worth Rs 700,000 at Simraungarh bazaar in Bara on Tuesday night. Saying that they had come to organise a Maoist programme in the bazaar, the gang overpowered locals and looted some shops and houses. The looters also beat up some persons, locals said. — HNS