Missing NA soldier found dead after five days

CHITWAN: A Nepal Army soldier, who had been missing for five days after he jumped into the Narayani River, was found dead at Kavreghat on Wednesday.

A joint team of Nepal Army and Nepal Police discovered the body of Saroj Pokharel (22) of Bharatpur-21, 11 km away from Devghat last night.

He had dived into the river along with his girlfriend on Saturday, police said.

Police had rescued his girlfriend, Samjhana Poudel, with the help of the locals on Monday.

His body has been kept at the Bharatpur Hospital in Chitwan, police added.

Pokharel was posted at the Rasauli-based Disaster Management Battalion of Nepal Army in Chitwan.