RAJBIRAJ, Sept 11: Locals of Dadha VDC in Saptari arrested an activist of Madhesi Virus Killers and handed over him to the police.
Locals arrested Hareram Saha of Laxminiya of the same VDC along with weapons while he was extorting donations from the villagers and handed over him to area police office, Hanumannagar. A country-made pistol and bullet of SLR have been seized from him, the police said.
Police had earlier arrested an activist of the same group, Mahesh Kumar Rajak (Deba) of Lalpati-VDC-6, along with a pistol.
In Ilam, around 50 bells, each weighing up to 100 kg, worth Rs 50,000 have been stolen from Pathivara temple in Kolbung VDC-2 of Ilam. A Local and joint secretary of the temple management committee Narayan Dhungel said the bells were stolen on Saturday night. Police were informed about the theft on Sunday, but no headway has been reported on recovering the stolen artifacts. Meanwhile, 10 small bells have also been stolen from Siddhadevi temple in Hanspokhari VDC.
Meanwhile in Sarlahi, Shivraj Mainali of Ishworpur VDC-4 was trampled to death by a wild elephant on Tuesday when he tried to chase the elephant that had entered into his sugarcane field. Later locals and administration chased the elephant away from the settlement area.
In Lekhnath, a woman died in Dhikurpokhari when a thunderbolt struck here last night.
The police identified the deceased as 45-year-old Nil Kumari Poudel Chhetri of Dhikurpokhari-5 in Dharapani.
The thunderbolt hit here while she was sitting at home and also killed here oxen
In Gorkha, an unidentified gang killed a woman of Baguwa VDC-9 in Kasinthok of Gorkha district last night.
The gang killed 76-year-old Ganga Devi Bhatta while she was preparing a meal and fled after looting two tolas of gold he had adored in her body, said Basudev Bhatta, former Baguwa VDC Chairman.
Locals suspected that the killers of Ganga Devi, a childless mother and was living alone, might be robbers.
Her body has been kept at the Gorkha Hospital for post-mortem. The police said they have been searching for the guilty.
Also in Bardibas, an unidentified gang shot at a cloth trader, Aniruddha Saha, 30, of Siddhapur of Bhangaha- 6 of Mahottari district today.
The gang of three persons fired on his leg near Dhanusha- Mahottari border while he was returning home on motorcycle from Janakpur.
Saha informed on telephone that he was undergoing treatment in Janakpur Hospital.
In Dhangadhi, Police arrested Shiva Balak Gupta of Traffic Chowk in Dhangadhi on the charge of black marketing cement yesterday.
According to the Ward Police Office, Dhangadhi, Gupta sold cement of Trishakti brand by filling in the sacks of Birala Company’s cement. A sewing machine used to sew sacks of cement was also seized from him.
Police said they have also sealed the warehouse of Gupa, who was detained following the information provided by Youth Force.