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2 women gang raped in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — Two women were gang raped in Saptari district within 24 hours, police said on Monday.

The women, ages 18 and 31, were raped at Shambhunath Municipality and Bishnupur Rural Municipality in the district on Sunday and Saturday respectively.

A group of five men raped the 18-year-old in a wheat field at Shanbhunath-3 on Sunday night where as the 31-year-old Dalit woman from Bishnupur was gang-raped by two assailants at Majhau on Saturday night.

The first victim was waylaid by two men while returning home after buying medicines from a pharmacy at around 8pm, taken to a wheat field and raped, police said. According to the woman, the two men later called three of their friends to the scene who also took turns raping her.

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She was later rescued by her mother who also reported the incident to the police. The victim was taken to the Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital for treatment abd discharged on Monday.

Police said two of the suspects were arrested the same night while three others are still at large.

Likewise, the second victim was assualted while she was returning home from her relative’s home at around 7pm.

No arrests have been made as of Monday. Police, however, said they have identified the suspects who have fled the village after the crime.

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Woman killed in Bajura house collapse

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BAJURA — A woman was killed after a house collapse in Budhiganga Municipality-1 of Bajura district on Friday night.

The house belonging to Nande Pari collapsed due to incessant rain at Makka has last night killing 45-year-old Kala Pari, according to Bajura District Police Office.

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Three other houses have also collapsed at Saudwada of the same ward due to the incessant rain. However, no human casualties have been reported, police said.

Likewise, the torrential rain have damaged several houses and posed the risk of landslides to others, informed police.

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