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Fire engulfs houses and motorbike

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GOLBAZZAR —

A fire broke out at Itatar VDC-7 in the southern belt of the district today has brought on damages of property worth over Rs 500,000. A motorbike was also burnt in the incident.

The house of Ram Bilas Yadav and the motorbike (Sa 4 Pa 3504) kept at his home were completely destroyed in the inferno, said Dhamendra Paswan, a local.

Security personnel and local people had put their joint efforts to splash the fire, said the Siraha District Police Office.

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Acid attack victim Samjhana Das succumbs to injury

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KATHMANDU — 18-year-old Samjhana Das from Chandrapur Municipality, Rautahat who was undergoing treatment in Kathmandu for acid-burns, has died. Das, passed away at 11:40 pm on Sunday night at Kirtipur Hospital after infections spread to other parts of the body, according to hospital source.

Samjhana and her 16-year-old sister, Sushma from Chandra Municipality-6, Rautahat were attacked with acid while they were asleep on September 11 midnight.

Samjhana, whose 40 percent body parts were burnt was brought to the hospital in critical condition.

It was later revealed that their 50-year-old neighbour Ram Babu Paswan, in an act of unrequited love, had thrown on Das sisters, his primary target being the elder sister, Samjhana.

Ram Babu, the criminal in guise of a concerned neighbour, was later detained by the police based on circumstantial evidences.

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