Vehicle set ablaze

CHITWAN: A group of six masked persons torched a vehicle owned by Narayani Municipality in Chitwan on Tuesday.

District Police Office Chitwan said the vehicle that Executive Officer Ramesh Subedi used to ride was set on fire after pouring petrol over it at Sukranagar of Narayani Municipality.

Police informed that unidentified people took Executive Officer Subedi, driver Ganesh Acharya and staff Nita Basyal out of the vehicle and set it ablaze.

DSP Rajan Adhikary said the cause of the arson was yet to be ascertained. “A manhunt to arrest the people involved in the incident is on,” Adhikary said.