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Man arrested for raping 12-year-old girl in Taplejung

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TAPLEJUNG — Police have arrested a 33-year-old Ram Rai for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in Taplejung district.

Rai, a permanent resident of Hilihang Rural Municipality-7 in Panchthar district, was arrested from the district headquarters of Taplejung in Phungling on Thursday, Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyanendra Bahadur Basnet confirmed.

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Rai is accused of impregnating the girl after raping her. It is said that Rai and the girl had rented separate rooms in a house in Phungling.

Police said further investigations are underway after the arrest of Rai.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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