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Two killed in Rupandehi lightning

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RUPANDEHI — A mother and her son died after they were struck by a lightning in Rupandehi on Thursday.

The deceased have been identified as Shubhawati Dhawal and her son Ramkesh of Mainhiya VDC-4.

The incident happened while they were working at their paddy field at around 8 pm yesterday.

Truly injured in the occurrence, the couple inhaled their last in course of treatment at the Bhairahawa-based Medical College, educated the District Police Office, Rupandehi.

Police said that two others were also injured in the incident. The injured have been identified as Sonmati Bhar (65) and Pradeep Dhawal.

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Two held on charge of girls trafficking

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BETRAWATI— Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in trafficking five adolescent girls aged between 13 to 16 — to India.

The arrestees have been identified as Nirmal Biswakarma (23) of Bheriganga Municipality-12 of Surkhet and Bikas Pyakurel (20) of Chaughada in Likhu Rural Municipality-4 of Nuwakot.

The Surkhet Police had arrested Biswokarma from his home while rescuing the captive girls on Friday and produced him before court on Saturday.

Likewise, acting on the statement of the captive girls, police arrested Pyakurel from Battar Bazaar, Nuwakot on Sunday.

According to District Police Office Chief Basanta Kunwar, a case related to human trafficking was registered against them on Sunday and investigation into the case was expedited from the Nuwakot District Court.

It has been learnt that the duo lured the girls, on their way to play Bhailo on Laxmi Puja, by promising them good jobs in India and transported them to Surkhet.

The rescued girls have been kept at a shelter of Women and Children Service Centre of Nepal Police.

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