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Cyber crimes on the rise in the valley

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KATHMANDU — The cyber crimes in Kathmandu valley are on the rise with people’s increased access to social networking sites.

A total of 1,176 cyber crimes have been registered in the last 10 months of the ongoing fiscal year at the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD). The cyber crimes’ cases related to facebook, emails, twitter, youtube, SMS and ATM among others have been recorded.

MPCD Chief and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dhiraj Pratap Singh said the cases have been filed against 54 persons for cyber crime related offences during the period.

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“37 individuals were taken action for crimes in various social networking sites, two for passport hacking, 11 for issuing threats through SMS, three in fraud cases on fake lottery schemes through SMS and two for character assassination through youtube,” SSP Singh said.

Most of the individuals facing cases related to cyber crimes are from age group 12 to 45, according to MPCD.

With the rise in cyber crimes, Minister for Finance, Dr Yuvraj Khatiwada, during the budget speech on May 29 had allocated budget for establishment of a Cyber Crime Control Bureau.

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Woman killed in Bajura house collapse

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BAJURA — A woman was killed after a house collapse in Budhiganga Municipality-1 of Bajura district on Friday night.

The house belonging to Nande Pari collapsed due to incessant rain at Makka has last night killing 45-year-old Kala Pari, according to Bajura District Police Office.

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Three other houses have also collapsed at Saudwada of the same ward due to the incessant rain. However, no human casualties have been reported, police said.

Likewise, the torrential rain have damaged several houses and posed the risk of landslides to others, informed police.

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