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10 women killed, 27 raped within a month: Report

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KATHMANDU — Ten women were killed and 27 others including adolescent girls became the victims of rape in the month Chaitra (March 14 to April 12), according to a media monitoring report.

The media monitoring carried out by Sancharika Samuha showed that most of the victims were between 10 to 15 years old. The Samuha had monitored 15 national dailies for its study.

The Samuha stated in its report that in course of the monitoring it found the space given to the news related to violence against women by the media was satisfactory.

The monitoring report categorised the perpetrators of violence against women as family members, neighbours, the State, unknown perpetrators and others.

The dailies included in the study include Gorakhapatra, Nagarik, Naya Ptrika, Himalaya Times, Karobar, Rajdhani, Annapurna Post, Nepal Samacharpatra, Commander Post, Sourya Dainik, Nepali Dainik vernacular dailies and The Kathmandu Post, Republica, The Himalayan Times and The Rising Nepal English language dailies.

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4 held with illegal pharmaceutical drugs

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SUNSARI — Police have arrested four people in possession of illegal pharmaceutical drugs at Dharan on Sunday.

Albert Gurung and Anish Tamang of Munal Chowk in Dharan-10, Nawaraj Gurung of Dharan-15 and Arun Chaudhary of Khanar in Itahari-11 were arrested on charge of smuggling and selling the illegal pharmaceutical drugs, according to the police.

The police arrested the accused during a routine check at Dharan-based Tinkune checkpost. The police have also recovered 630 ampules of nitrazepam, 140 ampules of nitrasone and seven bottles of dilex from the detainees.

The arrestees have been kept under the police custody for further investigation.

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