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6 girls rescued from Nepal-India border in Kapilvastu

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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.

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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.

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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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