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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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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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