DOLAKHA — Three persons including a community forest chairman have been arrested in possession of a leopard hide on Wednesday.
The suspects have been identified as Narad Sunuwar — Chairman, Bhusune Sangure Community Forest of Kabre, Baityashwor Rural Munipality, Dolakha — Pradeep Gajmer and Bed Bahadur Sunuwar of Baityashwor Rural Municipality.
Acting on a tip-off, a police team deployed from the District Police Office, Dolakha arrested them while they were searching for prospective clients to sell the hide, according to police.
Police said that they have confiscated the leopard hide which was 5.9 feet long and 2.6 feet wide from their possession.
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.