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Abducted child found shot dead in Rautahat

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RAUTAHAT — An abducted child in Rautahat was found shot dead on the shore of Bagmati River, 15 kilometer away from Gadimai municipality-5 early Tuesday morning.

Yuvaraj Shah, the 12-year-old son of doctor Dilip Shah of Katahariya Municipality–9 was abducted on Saturday. His dead body was found today, police said.

The kidnappers had demanded Rs 10 million in ransom with the dorctor but, according to police, failure of the doctor to provide the ransom could be the reason for the 12 year’s death.

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Meanwhile, police has arrested five people for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping and killing of the victim and started further investigation.

A team of police inspector Manoj Yadav from District Police Office and Chauturbhuj Ojha from Area Police Office, Garuda has arrested Binod Kumar Patel (18) and Ravi Kumar Patel (20) from Brindaban Municipality, Aakharpatha; Shakti Rai Yadav (19), Prabin Rai Yadab (20) and Sunil Kumar Yadav (20) from Katahariya-9 Dumariya.

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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar





PACHTHAR — A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

The problem arose after the local market management committee removed water pipes installed in the bazaar area. Per household here was getting 50 liters of drinking water once in two days before this.

Water scarcity here is not a new occurrence at Yasok which normally remains dry, but the complete disruption in the supply of taps water has paralysed the life, according to local hotelier Keshab Thapa.

There is no natural or artificial water source nearby the area and locals are forced to dependent on the supply by the local government through tractors in a very limited quantity.

The rural municipality has started fetching water from the local Chhorunga stream and distributing it to the locals. Tractors are used to transport stream water to the area.

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Earlier, the 650 households at Yasok were using drinking water supplied by the Yasok Deurali Drinking Water Project. Regular supply (once in two days) was too less to meet demand. There is a demand for some 250,000 liters of water at Yasok per day.

According to Yasok Market Management Consumers Committee secretary Mahendra Bahadur Khadka, water pipes were removed (without any alternative arrangements) in course of market management efforts and it will take some more days to restore them and water scarcity is to go for more few days

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