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Charred body of woman found in Kanchanpur

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — A woman’s charred body was found in a field at Purnabas Municipality–14 of Kanchanpur by police on Saturday.

The woman identified as Basmati Rana, 22, was found at a field close to her home, Area Police Office, Tribhuvanbasti said.

In a statement made to the police, Basmati’s husband, Raj Kumar Rana, has claimed that he had burned the body of his wife at the field after she committed suicide by consuming poison.

The police have launched an investigation after taking the husband into custody in suspicion of a foul play.

“Raj Kumar was taken into custody on Saturday to launch an investigation into the incident,” said Inspector, Pratik Bista, at the Area Police Office.

The woman’s body has been sent to Seti Zonal Hospital in Dhangadhi for a post-mortem examination.

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Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring

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KATHMANDU— The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through close circuit (CC) camera in Kathmandu valley.

Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on drivers to check whether they are following the traffic rules or not.

A total of 20,024 drivers of various vehicles faced action based on such monitoring. The police begun this bid since 2073 BS and it has become effective so far, said SSP Basanta Panta of the Traffic Division.

Most of the cases were related to violation of the traffic lane and driving on ‘one way’ roads, he added.

The police are monitoring the traffic activities through 460 close circuit cameras installed at the Division Office, Ranipokhari.

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