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3 persons arrested for ravaging banana farm

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CHITWAN — Police here have detained three individuals in accusation of destroying banana farms belonging to multiple farmers here at Kalika municipality–6 in eastern Chitwan.

According to Chitwan’s Superintendent of Police (SP), Deepak Thapa, the three vandals were arrested on Wednesday from ward no 7. The chief mastermind behind the destruction of the banana farm is reported to be at large. The police have not disclosed the vandals’ identities.

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A preliminary investigation has shown that the vandals were intoxicated at the time they decided to ravage the banana farm. The group destroyed 3,094 commercially grown banana plants at midnight on Monday causing an estimated loss of Rs 1.5 million.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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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.

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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.

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