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Mortal remains of 7 Tara Air plane crash victims yet to be recognized

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KASKI — Mortal remains of seven victims of deadly Tara Air plane crash that took place in Solighoptebhir of Myagdi on Wednesday are yet to be recognized.

The Kaski District Police Office said bodies of only 16 among 23 victims have been identified so far.

Emergency workers on Thursday identified 14 of the 23 passengers and crew while two more were recognised Friday.

According to police, bodies of Captain Roshan Manandhar, Co-pilot Dikesh Nemkul, Air Hostess Roma Raut, Balkrishna Niure, Raj Kumar Tamang, Dolma Tshiring Sherpa, Rewati Prasad Baral, Kamala Thakali and her six-month-old son, Moti Bahadur KC and Kuwaiti national Ralrashed Ahamad were identified on Thursday.

Mortal remains of Dil Kumari Gauchan, Phenjong Gurung, Laxmi Hirachan, Lepsang Lama, Devi Jang Gurung, Kanchha Pariyar and Chinese national Mak Siu Ying are not recognized yet. Police said the bodies have been sent to Kathmandu for DNA tests.

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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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