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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.

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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Govt, transport entrepreneurs strike eight-point agreement

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KATHMANDU — The government and agitating transport entrepreneurs have stroked an eight-point agreement on Friday.

The government has also agreed to amend provisions of the new Criminal Code as demanded by the transport entrepreneurs.

With the agreement, the agitating transport entrepreneurs have called off their protest programs after the government agreed to address their demands.

Tanker transport entrepreneurs had been staging protest since Tuesday against provisions in the penal code, including 10-year imprisonment for accidents and life imprisonment for causing death.

Following the agreement, the ongoing fuel supply crisis is now expected to end.

The entire country has been facing short of fuel due to the disruption of fuel supply after tanker drivers went on a strike to press for their demands.

Earlier today, after nation wide fuel shortage, the Nepal Oil Corporation has decided to start rationing of fuel citing depleting stock due to inadequate supply of petroleum products.

According to the NOC, a two-wheeler will be allowed to purchase 5 liters of petrol and light four-wheeler vehicle will be allowed to purchase 15 liters of petrol.

Likwise, the state oil monopoly has urged the petrol pumps to sell maximum 50 liters diesel to short-route vehicles and maximum 100 liters to long-route vehicles.

The NOC has also urged the fuel stations to prioritise ambulances, school buses and government vehicles while selling the fuel.

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