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Woman commits suicide in Mahottari

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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.

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4 held with illegal pharmaceutical drugs

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SUNSARI — Police have arrested four people in possession of illegal pharmaceutical drugs at Dharan on Sunday.

Albert Gurung and Anish Tamang of Munal Chowk in Dharan-10, Nawaraj Gurung of Dharan-15 and Arun Chaudhary of Khanar in Itahari-11 were arrested on charge of smuggling and selling the illegal pharmaceutical drugs, according to the police.

The police arrested the accused during a routine check at Dharan-based Tinkune checkpost. The police have also recovered 630 ampules of nitrazepam, 140 ampules of nitrasone and seven bottles of dilex from the detainees.

The arrestees have been kept under the police custody for further investigation.

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