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Woman held for burning husband to death in Bhaktapur

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BHAKTAPUR — Police here have arrested a woman on the charge of burning her husband to death.

The Metropolitan Police Range, Thimi detained Geeta Nepal on the accusation of locking up her husband Bidur Nepal from Sipamankha, Sindhupalchowk from outside their rented room at Purano Thimi of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality-6 and setting him on fire Monday night.

Police said Geeta is his first wife and the incident happened as his second wife had been at her parental home.

According to Range deputy superintendent of police Krishna Prasai, it has been guessed that Nepal’s first wife took such drastic move in ire as she was not happy with her husband for his second marriage. She allegedly locked Bidur inside the room, set fire and fled the scene.

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Police said further investigation into the case is underway. The husband was rescued alive, was rushed to the Madhyapur Hospital from where he was referred to the Norvic International.

But treatment seemed not possible. From there he was taken to the Kirtipur-based Burn Model Hospital where he breathed his last in course of treatment.

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13 injured after truck rams two buses

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CHITWAN — At least 13 persons were injured when a truck rammed two passenger buses heading towards Pyuthan and Birgunj from Kathmandu at Nau Kilo area this morning.

Three among the injured are reported to be in critical condition. The accident took place at 3:20 am at Ichhakamana rural municipality–6, according to District Police Office, Chitwan.

The Pyuthan–bound bus (Na 4 Kha 6591) and Birgunj–bound bus (Na 7 Kha 5023) were rammed by a truck (Lu 1 Kha 5294) en route to Pokhara from Bhairahawa.

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Among the injured 12 are from the Pyuthan – bound bus including its driver and the truck driver. Two are undergoing treatment at the Chitwan Medical College while 11 are being treated at the Purano Medical College.

The truck driver Krishna Chaudhary, 41, from Chiruri of Kapilvastu, Sabidevi Gharti Magar, 60, of Khalanga of Pyuthan and Pabitra Gharti Magar, 27, of Naugiritar of Pyuthan are in critical condition.

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