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Taskforce submits report on Tikapur carnage

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A parliamentary taskforce formed to probe the Tikapur incident in which eight policemen and a minor lost their lives in a savage clash between protesters and police personnel in Tikapur on August 24, has submitted its report on Monday.

The taskforce coordinator Jeevan Shrestha submitted the report to the Social Justice and Human Rights Committee.

The report concluded that the incident was unimaginable, condemnable, regrettable, inhumane and violence-oriented. The report reads that the incident took place soon after the top parties agreed to demarcate the country into six federal provinces.

The report says that the incident took place due to political conspiracy and crime motives.

The report has further urged the government to bring the culprits under the ambit of legal action.

Likewise, the report has suggested providing compensation to the families of those killed in the incident and relief to the injured people.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari





RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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