Rider killed as van hits scooter

RATNANAGAR: A 19-year-old girl lost her life when a van hit the scooter she was riding on at Narayangadh in Chitwan district on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Barsha Acharya of Patihani in the district.

The incident occurred after the scooter was hit by the Narayangadh-bound van (Na 1 Cha 5422) coming from Bharatpur in Chitwan at around 12 pm, according to the District Police Office, Chitwan.

Though she was rushed to the Chitwan Medical College in Chitwan, doctors pronounced her dead,

The van driver absconded from the scene.

Meanwhile, police impounded the van and have launched a manhunt for the driver.