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Girl arrested on charge of murdering cousin commits suicide

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LAHAN —  A 16-year-old girl, who was arrested here on the charge of her involvement in the recent killing of her cousin, has committed suicide while in the police detention on Sunday evening.

Priyanka Yadav of Bandipur of Kajarnaha Municipality-2, Siraha was found dead from hanging by her shawl from the ceiling of toilet at the Area Police Office, Bishnupur in the district this evening, District Police Office Siraha’s Chief Superintendent of Police Shekhar Koirala confirmed.

The girl who entered the toilet citing to be fresh did not turn back for long, prompting the police to break the door. Her parents were already informed about the incident and the Office is sending the body to the Siraha District Hospital for a post-mortem.

Priyanka was arrested along with Sanjay Saha, 14, of the same locality on the charge of hacking her cousin Bhawesh Uadav to death.

Bhawesh reportedly caught the two in a compromising condition and the two murdered him for being failed to convince him not to disclose what he saw between them in secret to their families. His body was retrieved from a nursery nearby his house on October 22 after two days of his missing.

The girl was taken to Bishnupur from the Area Police Office, Mirchaiya for lack of space to keep women detainees.

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Tenure of NA members determined though lucky draw

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KATHMANDU — Tenure of members of the National Assembly has been determined through a lucky draw method on Monday.

As per the lucky draw conducted at the Federal Parliament in New Baneshwor today, the term of opposition party Nepali Congress lawmaker Surendra Pandey has fixed for two years, while the term of Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Dinanath Sharma has been fixed for four years.

Similarly, Nainkala Ojha, Shashikala Dahal, Udaya Sharma Poudel, Shanti Kumari Adhikari, Komal Oli and Taradevi Bhatta would serve as NA members for four years.

Likewise, the tenure of members — Bina Pokharel, Pramila Kumari, Dil Kumari Rawal, Deepa Gurung, Anita Devkota, Nanda Chhapai and Indu Kadariya — was determined for six years.

The term of Sarita Prasain, Mukta Kumari Yadav, Dhan Kumari Khatiwada, Binda Devi Ale, Mina Budha, Yutal Tamang and Kamala Kumari Oli has been determined for two years.

Of the 59 NA members, 56 were elected from seven provinces—eight from each province, with three others being nominated by the President on the recommendation by the government.

All the clusters have been divided into three categories of two years, four years and six years and the lawmakers should pick one of the three categories.

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