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4 persons killed in road accident

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MELAMCHI — Four people were killed in two separate accidents involving a jeep and a passenger bus in Sindhupalchok district.

Three people including the driver died when a Bolero jeep fell some 300 metres from the road at Jhilke Mod at Jyamire Pipaltar in Melamchi Municipality-9.

The jeep [Ba 18 Pa 4699] was carrying bricks and going towards Ratmate from Melamchi when it met with the accident at 8 pm on Sunday.

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The deceased have been identified as the jeep driver, 35-year-old Suresh Tamang, 42-year-old Moti Adhikari and 12-year-old Kamal Syangbo of Jyamire, Melamchi Municipality-9. They died on the spot, police said.

Similarly, Mahendra Bhujel of Bandegaon, Indrawati Rural Municipality-3 was killed when a passenger bus met with an accident at Timbu of Helambu Rural Municipality at 10 pm on Sunday. Bhujel was the assistant to the bus driver.

The bus [Ba 2 Kha 6365] was heading towards Timbu from Kathmandu.

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Absconding gangster Manange arrested

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KATHMANDU — Police hace arrested absconding gangster and murder convict Rajiv Gurung aka Dipak Manange from the Swayambhu area in the capital on Thursday.

A police team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, have rounded up Manange, who was elected as an independent candidate to a provincial assembly seat from Manang district.

Gurung was found in hiding at Swayambhu, Teendhara area at about 7 pm, Thursday, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohan Kumar Thapa.

Gurung was arrested as per the verdict of the then Appellate Court Patan, which had slapped a five-year jail term on him for involvement in ripping apart the right hand of another gangster, Chakre Milan, some 13 years ago,according to Metropolitan Police Range Office Kathmandu.

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Earlier in January, the Supreme Court (SC) had convicted Manange in an attempted murder case and sentenced him to five years in prison. He had several run-ins with the law on numerous criminal charges in the past.

A case of attempted murder was filed against Gurung at Kathmandu District Court shortly after the incident. The Supreme Court recently upheld the verdict issued by the then appellate court.

Gurung was elected a member of Province 4 provincial assembly from Manang in the recent elections as an independent candidate.

Earlier, police had issued a red corner notice against Gurung through the Interpol office at Nepal Police Headquarters. Police mobilized a special team to arrest him whether within or outside the country.

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