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Jibro Chhedne Jatra observed in Bhaktapur

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BHAKTAPUR — On the second day of the Bisket Jatra, local people of the Bhaktapur district observed the ‘Jibro Chhedne Jatra’, the tongue piercing festival.

Jujubhai Basan Shrestha pierced his tongue for the eight consecutive times today, which he has been doing since 2009.

Bisket Jatra, which is celebrated for nine days and eight nights, began on Saturday in Bhaktapur.

Locals on Wednesday pulled the three-storey pagoda-style chariot of Bhairavnath from Bhairav temple in Taumadhi to Gahiti.

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Two held on charge of girls trafficking

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BETRAWATI— Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in trafficking five adolescent girls aged between 13 to 16 — to India.

The arrestees have been identified as Nirmal Biswakarma (23) of Bheriganga Municipality-12 of Surkhet and Bikas Pyakurel (20) of Chaughada in Likhu Rural Municipality-4 of Nuwakot.

The Surkhet Police had arrested Biswokarma from his home while rescuing the captive girls on Friday and produced him before court on Saturday.

Likewise, acting on the statement of the captive girls, police arrested Pyakurel from Battar Bazaar, Nuwakot on Sunday.

According to District Police Office Chief Basanta Kunwar, a case related to human trafficking was registered against them on Sunday and investigation into the case was expedited from the Nuwakot District Court.

It has been learnt that the duo lured the girls, on their way to play Bhailo on Laxmi Puja, by promising them good jobs in India and transported them to Surkhet.

The rescued girls have been kept at a shelter of Women and Children Service Centre of Nepal Police.

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