KAPILVASTU — Six girls have been rescued from Marjadpur border point in Yashodhara Rural Municipality of Kapilvastu district on Sunday.
Police rescued the girls while they were en route to other countries via India after a middleman lured them with hopes of better employment opportunities.
Officials of the Armed Border Security Force said that the girls were rescued based on a tip-off. Inspector of the Nepal Armed Police Force Amrit Dulal said the girls — two from Kapilvastu and four from other districts — were interrogated and were rescued later on.
Likewise, middleman Ganesh Khatri has been handed over to the Police Post in Marjadpur, Kapilvastu. Local residents are of the view that trafficking of girls is taking place from this border point for lack of social organisations to work against this issue in the area.Follow @gorkhapost
2 women electrocuted in Baglung
BAGLUNG — Two women were electrocuted in Baglung district on Saturday.
The victims have been identified as Guma Kandel, 25, and Nisha Kandel, 20 of Kathekhola Rural Municipality-6, Bihunkot. They died when they were electrocuted on their way to home from the nearby forest, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police at Baglung Bishwaraj Singh Thapa.
They had reportedly gone to collect fodder early morning but were found dead during a search by their family members after they failed to return home till late. The two caught live current from a pole of high-voltage transmission line.
Locals have stopped the police personnel from collecting the dead bodies demanding Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) of rightful compensation after bearing responsibility of the incident.
Likewise, the agitated locals brought down the Mid-Hill Highway to a temporary halt demanding NEA to replace the faulty electricity poles in the region.
NEA’s distribution centre in Baglung has admitted that leakage of electricity from wires to the poles had resulted in the fateful incident.
With RSS inputsFollow @gorkhapost