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Two of same family killed in Taplejung landslide

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BHOJPUR — Two members from a same family died when a landslide triggered by torrential rainfall buried a house at Taplejung Municipality-8 in the early hours of Tuesday.

The deceased have been identified as Man Kumar Tamang’s four-year-old daughter Ansu Tamang and three-year-old son Amrit Tamang.

Man Kumar’s wife Sita Tamang (30) and elder daughter Asmita Tamang (12) were critically injured in the incident, according to the District Police Office, Taplejung.

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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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