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.
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.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.