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Nima Gharti secures first gold medal for Nepal

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KATHMANDU — Nepali Wushu player Nima Gharti Magar has won the first gold medal for Nepal in the twelfth South Asian Games on Monday.

The 16-year-old Wushu player outranked all of her competitors to win the gold medal in the Wushu chang quan under taulo category.

The teenage girl scored 8.46 to earn the first gold for Nepal.

The medal tally for Nepal has now reached 11.

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Acid attack victim Samjhana Das succumbs to injury

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KATHMANDU — 18-year-old Samjhana Das from Chandrapur Municipality, Rautahat who was undergoing treatment in Kathmandu for acid-burns, has died. Das, passed away at 11:40 pm on Sunday night at Kirtipur Hospital after infections spread to other parts of the body, according to hospital source.

Samjhana and her 16-year-old sister, Sushma from Chandra Municipality-6, Rautahat were attacked with acid while they were asleep on September 11 midnight.

Samjhana, whose 40 percent body parts were burnt was brought to the hospital in critical condition.

It was later revealed that their 50-year-old neighbour Ram Babu Paswan, in an act of unrequited love, had thrown on Das sisters, his primary target being the elder sister, Samjhana.

Ram Babu, the criminal in guise of a concerned neighbour, was later detained by the police based on circumstantial evidences.

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