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District court slaps man to 3 year in jail for marital rape in Taplejung

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TAPLEJUNG — Taplejung District Court has slapped 3 year in prison and Rs 50,000 fine to a man for marital rape on Wednesday.

A single bench of Judge Kripasur Karki issued the verdict on a case that was registered at the police on July 19, 2014 and was subjudice at the court since September 15, 2014 after the accused absconded following the complaint.

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The case was reopened on February 9, 2018 two years after the first hearing was scheduled.

The victim, in her complaint, had stated that her husband, a resident of Fuling Municipality, married another woman and fled and after sometime when the husband returned back home, he raped her.

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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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