MAHOTTARI — A woman has committed a suicide by setting herself ablaze at Sikwakataiya in Mahottari Tuesday morning.
Shiva Kumari Devi, 22, splashed kerosene oil on her body at around 9 am in the wake of locking herself in her bedroom and set herself aflame when the other family members were away, police said.
The house was also reduced to ashes due to the fire that caught the house in the course of the incident.
Superintendent of Police Janak Bhattarai said that although the fire was doused later, Devi could not be saved.
The reasons behind the incident are yet to be known, he added.
Devi is survived by two daughters and a husband, who is currently abroad for employment.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.