BIRATNAGAR — An unidentified group of people shot at Balsanta Swami Srinibas Acharya at 1:45 am today, the police said.
Acharya, who sustained bullet injuries at the right upper body part, is receiving treatment at Biratnagar-based Neuro Hospital. He is reported to be out of danger.
Acharya was going out for defecation when the incident occurred, said Superintendent of Police Arun Kumar BC.
Acharya, who was in Biratnagar to attend Shrimad Bhagwat Purana religious function as a reciter to be started from today at Ramjanaki Temple in Biratnagar 14. A search has been launched for the shooters, said BC.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.