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3 held with pangolin scales in Dhading

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DHADING — The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of banned Pangolin scales in Gajuri Rural Municipality of Dhading district.

The arrestees have been identified as Jhanka Bahadur Adhikari, Bhim Bahadur Pandit and Ramji Bhujel, all residents of Gajuri Rural Municipality-7 in the district.

A team of CIB arrested the trio and seized the scales of endangered species, from Adamghat in Gajuri Rural Municipality while they were transporting the contraband from the village for sale, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ram Bahadur KC at the District Police Office, Dhading.

Meanwhile, further investigation into the smuggling case is underway and the case will be filed against the arrested ones as per the Wildlife Protection Act, informed police.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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