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Three-year-old child dies as gun goes off in Khotang

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KHOTANG — A three-year-old boy died and other sustained basic wounds after a gun kept at their home went off after it tumbled down from its place in Khotang district on Friday.

The deceased has been identified as Kaushal Rai, son of Ganga Rai, and injured as seven-year-old Rabin Rai of Nunthala – 6 of the district.

Local residents said that Kaushal died on the spot while Rabin sustained injuries on his forehead.

Police said that condition of injured Rabin is out of danger.

DSP Bidyananda Majhi of the District Police Office, Khotang, said that the incident occurred while the two brothers were playing.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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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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