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Girl dies of snake bite at Chhaupadi hut in Acchham

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ACHHAM — A teenage girl, who had been awaiting her Secondary Education Examination (SEE) result, died of snake bite at Chhaupadi hut in Turmakhand Rural Municipality-4 of Achham district on Saturday night.

Eighteen-year-old Parbati Budha, who had been staying in a Chhaupadi hut during her period, died after she was bitten by a poisonous snake on Saturday night.

The incident happened while the victim was asleep with her friend Radhika Budha in the hut. The Chhaupadi hut is in the farmland far away from the victim’s house.

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Parbati died in want of timely treatment as the family members knew about the snake bite incident quite late after the snake fell on the victim from roof and bit in her finger.

The government had declared Chhupadi a criminal offence in August, 2017 and introduced a law that stipulated a three-month jail sentence and or Rs 3,000 fine against those convicted of Chhaupadi crime. Despite the anti-Chhaupadi law and campaigns, the tradition is still practiced in remote parts of Achham.

But, Chhaupadi is a deeply rooted tradition existing in the western parts of the country.

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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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