NAWALPARASI — The number of women and children reported to be missing is on the rise in Nawalparasi district.
In the first seven months of the current fiscal year, 221 women and children were reported missing. And of them the fate of 149 remains unknown. Statistics also show that the number of girls missing is higher.
In the previous fiscal, 128 women, 11 boys and 39 girls were reported missing, according to the West Nawalparasi District Police Office, Women’s Cell.
Of them, 73 women, 9 boys and 29 girls were later found. Some of the women and girls also elope, without informing their parents.
However, Chief of the Women and Children Office in Nawalparasi said that some women and children are trafficked due to the open border with India.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.