HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
Dhangadi: A day after seven persons were arrested for their involvement in hemp smuggling in the hilly districts of the far-west region, police made them public at the District Police Office Kailali on Monday. Police have seized 13 kilograms and 100 grams hemp, Rs 81,000 in cash and two motorbikes from their possession. The arrestees are Bhansingh Kathayat, Dhan Bahadur Bista, Ganesh Bhatta, Dhana Bista, Mohan Bohara, Kesav Bahadur Singh and Pritam Bahadur Singh. SSP Bijayaraj Bhatta said the drug smugglers were arrested from the border point of Kailali and Kanchanpur districts on Sunday.
Hubby kills wife
Siraha: Sanichari Khatun, 26, of Govindapur was killed by her husband Mohammad Samat Miya on Sunday night. Miya beat his wife Khatun to death in a minor household dispute. Injured Khatun breather her last while undergoing treatment, informed Lahan Area Police Office. Police said quoting Miya that the couple had minor dispute on December 1, and when he slapped Khatun, she fell down on a stone and died while being treated in Lahan-based Ganesh Sah’s clinic. After the death of Khatun, Miya had taken her body to the village. Police have arrested Miya for the investigation. Body has been kept in the Ram Kumar Sarada Uma Prasad Murarka Memorial Hospital for post-mortem. Miya has two sons and one daughter.
Mahayagya for water
LALITPUR: A mahayagya religious ritual was organised on Monday to collect funds for the construction of a water supply project in Changathali. Shree 1008 Swami Dr Ramananda Giri inaugurated the mahayagya. Hundreds of women made rounds of Balkot and Tikathali carrying urns on their heads as part of the ritual. Foods were served to the Brahmin priests and over 100,000 butter lamps were lighted as part of the mahayagya. The proceeds from the mahayagya would be used for the construction of infrastructure for supplying water to Ward Numbers 6, 7, 8 and 9 of Tikathali. A 30-metres deep pond has already been dug at Nagechaur, Chngathali for the water supply. The organisers expected to collect Rs 20 million in the mahayagya. – RSS