PARSA — A woman was killed and three other people were injured by a falling tree uprooted during a storm at local Nirmalbasti on Tuesday.
The deceased is 30-year-old Shanta Maya Shrestha of Nirmalbasti-5. Shrestha, who sustained serious injuries in the incident, died on the way to hospital.
The incident happened in the forest in the Parsa Wildlife Reserve while they were grazing goats, police said.
Those sustaining injuries are 35-year-old Dudh Maya Shrestha, 40-year-old Phutung Shrestha and 16-year-old Manila Shrestha of Nirmalbasi-5.
They are undergoing treatment at the Narayani Sub-regional Hospital, Birgunj.
Two held on charge of girls trafficking
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.Follow @gorkhapost