Senior officer at Lekhnath Municipality goes missing

POKHARA: A police search is underway for a senior government official who went missing on Saturday.

Senior Officer at Pokhara Metropolitan City, Om Raj Paudel, has been missing since Saturday morning after leaving a note behind.

Police said, Paudel mentioned that he had failed his family, in the note he left before walking out.

Meanwhile, a rescue team has been running a search operation along the banks of Seti River, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rabindra Gurung said.

The rescue team is searching for Paudel along the banks of the river after a local reported seeing a man jump off Mahendra Bridge at around 5:30 am on Saturday.

Following Paudel’s disappearance, the local employee union has accused metropolis chief and other political organisations of torturing Paudel.

According to a statement issued by the union, the metropolis management framed and tortured employees including Paudel who thought differently.

Meanwhile, city Mayor Mann Bahadur GC has issued a statement requesting authorities to assist in search operations.