Tipper-hit kills biker

Kavre, July 23

A motorbike rider died when a tipper hit the bike he was riding at Chardobato of Banepa Municipality, along Araniko Highway in Kavre today afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Jit Bahadur Tamang, 57.

The tipper was en-route to  Dhulikhel from Banepa when it hit the bike moving in the same direction. Critically injured Tamang died while being rushed to a hospital for treatment, said SP Rabiraj Khadka.

Following the accident, irate locals set the tipper ablaze causing complete damage to the vehicle. They also hurled rocks at the police beat at Chardobato. Police brought the fire under control with the help of a firefighter.

Police have arrested the driver, Sudhan Shrestha.

Banepa-Dhulikhel section of the road along Araniko Highway was obstructed for around four hours due to the accident.

Meanwhile, the deceased Tamang’s family members, locals and relatives obstructed the Dhulikhel-Bhakunde section of BP Highway in the afternoon. Vehicles heading towards Kathmandu from eastern Nepal along the BP Highway have been stranded at Bhakunde.