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CPN (Maoist Centre) candidate Sharma elected in Rukum West

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RUKUM — CPN (Maoist Centre) candidate Janardan Sharma has been elected to federal parliament from Rukum West by defeating his rival candidate of Nepali Congress (NC) Gopalji Jang Shahi by a whopping 18,743 votes.

Sharma secured 34,442 votes while Shahi garnered only 15,659 votes. This is the highest winning margin so far in the federal parliamentary elections. Of the total 55,300 votes cast, 51915 votes were valid.

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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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