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Ward chair sentenced to 37 years in prison on women trafficking case

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NUWAKOT — A district court has convicted a local level representative here in the women trafficking case and handed a 37-year jail sentence on Wednesday. The convict is Sun Bahadur Tamang, ward chair of Dupcheshwor Rural Municipality-1.

Tamang along with two other were announced guilty in a case by the Nuwakot District Court on Wednesday by the bench headed by District Judge Lokjung Shah.

He was slapped 37 years and six months in prison and a fine of 250,000. Other convicted in the case are Shukman Lama (32 years, three months and 23 days and fine of Rs 250,000) and Tikaram Tamang (30 years and a fine of Rs 250,000), according to court registrar Mahiman Singh Bista.

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A group of survivors of women trafficking who returned from India on November 4, 2015 with the support from a social organisation, filed a case under the prevention and control of human trafficking and smuggling Act.

The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police some months ago filed another case of same nature against Sun Bahadur Tamang at the Kathmandu District Court, but he was released on bail of Rs 500,000.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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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.

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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.

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