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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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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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