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Govt forms panel to probe ‘mistreatment’ to Prez Bhandari in Janakpur

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KATHMANDU — The government on Monday has formed a four-member panel to investigate into alleged abuse to President Bidya Devi Bhandari in Janakpur last week while visiting in Janaki temple.

The panel contains Joint-Secretary Binod KC as the coordinator and DIG Hemanta Bahadur Pal, Armed Police Force DIG Arbinda Dhital and Investigation Director Yadulal Kharel as members, informed Spokesperson at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Laxmi Prasad Dhakal.

The team is assigned to submit its report to the Ministry within seven days.

The United Democratic Madhesi Front cadres on Wednesday had protested the President’s visit to the Janaki Temple and reportedly mistreated her. They had also vandalised the historic temple during the protest.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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