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5 girls being trafficked to India rescued

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LUMBINI —

Five girls, who were being trafficked to India through Sunauli border on temptation of engaging them in employment in Kolkata, have been rescued.

KI Nepal Rupandehi – an organization working against human and girls trafficking – has informed that they have rescued five Nepali girls being trafficked to India via Sunauli checkpoint from Belahiya border area.

The girls were supposed to pass through the border in a private jeep.

KI Nepal Chief Tara Sapkota said that the girls were rescued while Manoj Setthi, hailing from Kolkata and now living in Kathmandu, was taking them to India on temptation of employment.

Among the rescued, two are from Chitwan, one from Dang, one from Sindhupalchowk and one from Sikkim, India but has been living in Kathmandu since long.

She said that trafficker fled the scene when they began an interrogation with the girls.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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