DHANKUTA – One person killed and and eight others were injured when a bus carrying wedding attendants met with an accident at Dhankuta Municipality-3 along the Koshi Highway on Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as bus driver Bijay Lamichhane (30) of Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City, Sunsari, according to the District Police Office, Dhankuta.
The incident happened when the bus (Ko 1 Kha 2932) heading towards Itahari of Sunsari from Jitpur of Dhankuta fell about 100 meters down the road at Dhat in Dhankuta Municipality-3 at around 8 am today.
Dhirendra Mishra (36) of Dhankuta Municipality-5, Yuvaraj Subedi (40) of Murtidhunga-8 of Dhankuta, Tekendra Ojha (24) of Dhankuta Municipality-5, Umakanta Paudel (40), Krishna Paudel (60), Pabitra Ojha (35) and Shekhar Paudel (23) of Dhankuta Municipality-3 and Yagyanidhi Paudel (38) of Hattikharka-6 of Dhankuta were injured in the incident.
The injured have been taken to the District Hospital for treatment, said informed.Follow @gorkhapost
Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days
KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.
Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.
Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.
Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.
According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.Follow @gorkhapost