DARCHULA — A woman who had jumped into the Mahakali River was found dead on Thursday, in Darchula.
According to District Police Office (DPO), Darchula, the deceased has been identified as Dropati Koli (45) of Dhap in Mahakali Municipality-7, who had jumped into the river after leaving home at 9:00 am on Thursday.
Her body was found at ward no 8 of the same municipality, around two kilometres downstream from where she took the plunge, informed Inspector Lal Bahadur Saud of DPO, Darchula.
A family source informed that the woman, who is married with two children, had been ill for a few days and was receiving treatment. Following an autopsy, her body was handed over to the family members by a team led by Police Inspector Saud.
Meanwhile, further investigation into the incident is underway, informed police.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.