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Three persons including traffic police officer arrested in connection with SSE student death

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SURKHET — Police here have arrested two persons including traffic police officer in coonection with the death of a student appearing in SEE, who was found dead with injuries in left side of body and leg in her rented room at Babiyachaur on Tuesday morning.

Traffic police officer Hari Koirala, who was deployed at Babiyachaur in West Surkhet was arrested for investigation into the murder case of Gaurikala Rokaya, 18, of Panchapuri Municipality-3.

Other two arrestees in the case are Laxmi Prasad Bastola and Khum Prasad Bastola of Panchapuri Municipality-8.

Police have arrested them after investigation in the death of Gaurikala appearing in SEE in West Surkhet has revealed their involvement in the incident.

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Bastola, in his statement, has said that traffic police officer Koirala had asked him to ‘fix a meeting’ with the girl which he did, according to the police.

Gaurikala and officer Koirala then went to a nearby place by the forest in the afternoon and ate snacks along with some alcohol, said Bastola in his statement, adding that he took a leave from the two and went to a nearby village.

Bastola further said that the girl was injured falling off from bike while returning after snacks.

“The girl was injured in a bike accident while returning from the place where they (Gaurikala and Koirala) met. But Koirala instead of taking injured Gaurikala to a medical, dropped her back at her place,” informed Police,

The girl breathed her last at around 1am on Tuesday and the incident had come to light after the neighbours informed the police as her room’s door was not opened until late in the morning before starting the exam.

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Indian truck driver held with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium

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KATHMANDU — The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested an Indian truck driver with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium from Kalanki on Sunday.

NCB, acting on a tip-off, intercepted the Indian truck with registration number WB 23 B 5885 and assrested Meraz Alam, 25, of Bihar. The truck, which entered Nepal from India yesterday offloaded a consignment of maize in Hetauda of Makwanpur and headed to Dhading to load the hashish and opium provided by local racketeers, according to police.

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The drugs were concealed in two false compartment made in cargo space of the truck.

Police said that, Alam allegedly used the truck to smuggle drugs to India for long time.

Meanwhile, the narco police had launched an investigation to ascertain the racketeer who supplied the hard drugs to Indian smugglers.

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