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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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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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