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4 persons held for cow slaughter in Kapilvastu

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KAPILVASTU — Four persons were arrested on the charge of cow slaughter from Bijayapur Rural Municipality-4 in Kapilvastu district on Saturday.

The arrested have been identified as Hum Bahadur Rana (70), Kumari Gharti,Ram Kumari Gharti and Kunti Thapa, all local residents.

Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Rana from Jyotinagar on Friday night along with 30 Kilo grams of beef from his possession. During the interrogation, Rana confessed to the killing of cow, according to police.

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After the confession of Rana, police on Saturday arrested Kumar, Ram Kumar and Kunti for their collusion on the crime, informed Khim Bahadur Gham, Chief of Area Police Office, Ganeshpur.

Cow is the national animal and its slaughter is prohibited by law.

Meanwhile, all the arrested have been detained at the Krishnanagar Police Office and further investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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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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