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Nepali migrant worker dies in Qatar

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DOHA — A Nepali migrant worker who arrived in Qatar five years back has died.

The deceased has been recognized as Dil Bahadur Gharti Magar, 28, of Beni Municipality – 13 in Myagdi.

His body has been kept at the Hamad Hospital for the past one week.

Preparations are underway to return his body to Nepal, said Prem Rasaili, Coordinator of the Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) Qatar Chapter.

Qatar Branch of the Myagdi residents’ association has appealed to the government through the Nepali Embassy for necessary relief including insurance money to Gharti’s bereaved family.

Magar is survived by a wife, a son, a daughter, mother, father and three siblings.

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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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