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Man strangles wife to death

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SURUNGA, JHAPA — A man here allegedly killed his wife through strangulation last night.

Deepak Agrawal, 33, of Birtamod-6 killed his wife Jyoti by squeezing her throat, the District Police Office Jhapa confirmed.

The Agarwal couple was living at a rented room at Birtamod-5 and motive behind the killing is yet to be known, Superintendent of Police Thakur Prasad Gyawali said.

Police have arrested the accused killer and are investigating the case, he added.

Meanwhile, Sita Shrestha, 25, of Dhulabari-2, Jhapa has died from a snake bite.

She was bitten by a venomous cobra snake on Sunday evening as she was on the way to kitchen for preparing night meal.

Though she was rushed to the Charali-based Snakebite Treatment Center, was deprived of timely treatment for lack of a ventilator and was taken to Birtamod-based Birta City Hospital. She died last night.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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