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Crimes down in Kathmandu Valley during Dashain: Police

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KATHMANDU—The crime rate in the Kathmandu Valley, according to the Metropolitan Police Office, Rani Pokhari, was downward this Dashain festival compared to the last one.

The Office record showed that cases of burglary, gambling, fraud, kidnapping and suicide were less in comparison to last year.

Office Chief and Deputy Inspector of General Police (DIG) Sailesh Thapa shared that 86 cases were registered in Kathmandu, 30 in Lalitpur and 15 in Bhaktapur during October 9, the beginning of the 10-day Festival to the concluding day October 24.

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DIG Thapa evaluated, “Police discharged their duties as per the 82-point Home Administration Reform Plan and 10-point programmes of the Inspector General of Police which largely contributed to the decline in the cases of crime during this festival in comparison to the last year.”

Last year, altogether 124 criminal cases were recorded in Kathmandu, 22 in Bhaktapur and 8 in Lalitpur, police said.

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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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