Dhading- Three people died in road accident that took place at Manedanda in Thakre Rural Municipality-10 on Friday night.
The deceased have been identified as Mahesh Tamang,55, Som Maya Tamang,60 and 62-year-old Sabitri Tamang, according to the District Police Office.
The accident took place when a tipper (Ba. 5 Kha. 2418) fell some 200 meters below the road.
Three others injured in the accident are receiving treatment at the Trauma Centre in Kathmandu, DSP Shyam Kumar Mahato said.
Dolpa Ward Chairman held on charge of idol theft
DOLPA — Karma Gurung, Chairman of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality-5 in Upper Dolpa, was arrested on charge of idol theft from Kathmandu. A team of police personnel from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested Gurung from Bauddha in the capital city.
Police said that Ward Chairman Karma was held for allegedly stealing Buddha idols from Rahap Monastery situated in She-Phoksundo Rural Municipality-4.
Gurung, an independent candidate, was elected the ward chair in the recent local level elections but later joined the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) after the unification of two communist parties.
Likewise, Ukren Pasang Gurung, 41, and Pasang Lundup Gurung of She-phoksundo Rural Municipality; Jhyampachhuldim Lama, 41, and Tshering Dawa Gurung, 43, of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality were also held from a special team of CIB.
Asked about the arrest of ward chairman, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Dolpa District Police Office Awadesh Bista confirmed Karma Gurung’s arrest on charge of idol theft and added that further investigations were ongoing.
A total of 42 Buddha’s idols were stolen from Rahap Monastery some eight years ago but the locals had noticed the issue just some four months ago.Follow @gorkhapost