Scholarships given

BHOJPUR: Baini Fund, a US-based fund, has offered scholarship to five poor and intelligent students of the northern belt of Bhojpur. The students were offered the scholarship with the initiative of Nepali Congress lawmaker Gyanendra Bahadur Karki. Five girl students of Deurali and Sangpang VDCs will be provided Rs 2,300 in cash every month along with other logistics and the facility will continue until they pursue their higher education. Lawmaker Karki announced financial support of Rs 40, 000 to Sanchita Rai, who passed this year’s SLC test from Sharada Higher Secondary School of the district.

Bridge being built

DAMAULI: Construction of a motorable bridge that joins Muglin of Chitwan to Anbukhaireni of Tanahun has been intensified. Work on the new bridge over the Trishuli River had started after the old motorable bridge there got dilapidated. According to the bridge construction project chief Krishna Bhandari, a joint fund of Nepal government and World Bank to the tune of 98.5 million rupees has been allocated for the 160-metre bridge. The bridge will be completed in two-and-half years.

14-year-old raped

RAUTAHAT: A fourteen-year-old Dalit girl was raped at Bishrampur VDC in Rautahat yesterday. The accused rapist Monaj Ram, 18, of the same VDC had raped the girl in a sugarcane field yesterday afternoon. The incident came to light after the victim’s family members lodged the FIR against the accused at the Area Police Office, Gaurda, today. The victim’s family members accused the rapist of taking advantage of the girl after she went into the field to answer nature’s call. Ram had fled the scene after the incident. Ram’s family had tried to persuade the victim’s family to settle the case amicably and offered them cash. However, the victim’s family opted for legal action. Inspector Santulal Jaisawal said the victim’s health check up was conducted at Chandranigahapur Hospital after her family filed the FIR. He said the incident was being probed and police were searching for Ram.