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5 killed in Okhaldhunga tractor mishap

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OKHALDHUNGA — At least fivepeople, including four minors, were killed when a tractor met with an accident at Ghorakhori of Okhaldhunga district on Wednesday.

One person was injured in the incidence. The incident site lies northwest of the district headquarters and is close to Ramechhap district.

The tractor (Na 5 Ta 2512) was making a beeline for Bilandu from Ghorakhori when it fell some 500 meters down the road at around 4:30 pm, according to police.

Bishnu Baral, Milan Ghimire, and Amir Ghimire, of Bilandu-5, Manish Khadka of Phulbari-5 and Hira Bahadur Rai of Bhojpur area were killed in the mishap, police said.

All five died on the spot.

Twenty-years-old Prem Thapa of Phulbari was injured in the incident. He has been admitted to a local health post for treatment.

Hiran Bahadur Rai of Khotang, the assistant driver was driving the tractor on the mountainous road as the driver had apparently taken a break to eat food, according to preliminary information.

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Government not serious in resolving Nirmala Panta’s case: Gagan Thapa





BHIMDUTTANAGAR— Nepali Congress youth leader and lawmaker Gagan Kumar Thapa has alleged that the government was not serious about finding the perpetrators of the rape and subsequent murder of Nirmala Panta, a 13-year-old girl from Bhimduttanagar Municipality-2, Kanchanpur.

Leader Thapa was speaking in a meeting with the party workers at the Nepali Congress party district office here this morning. He said people’s trust towards the government was waning due to its nonchalance in providing justice in the Nirmala Panta’s case.

He also accused the government of not working as per the people’s aspiration despite the formation of a stable government after a long wait.

After the meeting with the party workers, Thapa met with Nirmala’s parents who are staging a sit-in in front of the District Administration Office for last two weeks demanding justice.

“Please, take care of your health. I will relay your message to the Prime Minister and the president of the Nepali Congress, the main opposition party in parliament,” he assured Nirmala’s grieving parents.

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