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4 hurt as bomb goes off targeting NC’s election meeting

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ITAHARI — At least four persons have been seriously injured when a bomb went off targeting the election corner meeting organized by the Nepali Congress at Bhaladami Tol of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City-9, Sunsari district this afternoon.

Those injured in the incident include one-year-old Yuban Neupane, 17-year-old Samrina Adhikari, her mother Nirmala, 37, and Nepali Congress local leader Dhana Bahadur Shrestha, a local Govinda Ghimire said.

The bomb blast took place when the NC Itahari-9 was conducting the door-to-door election campaign at the place, according to Ghimire.

The injured have been taken to the Neuro Hospital, Biratnagar. They have sustained deep cuts caused by the shrapnel. The people assembled for the programme ran away after the bomb exploded with a loud bang.

The Area Police Office said it is not known who planted the bomb. Police have cordoned off the area now for investigation.

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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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