According to the District Police Office, Makwanpur, Girija Adhikari, secretary of the CPN-Unified (Socialist) Party Hetauda Sub-metropolitan and a member of the Central Committee of the All Nepal National Independent Students’ Union (ANNISU) died of electrocution this morning.
He was rushed to Madan Bhandari Institute of Health Sciences, Hetauda Hospital for treatment. Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dr. Ram Chandra Sapkota informed that he died during his treatment. Spokesperson of the District Police Office, Makwanpur, Jayeshwar Rimal said that preparations are being made to examine the body and hand it over to the family for cremation.
Similarly, a passenger jeep No. 1J 522 heading towards Tulsipur from Kalimati of Salyan district has been airlifted to Kathmandu by helicopter as the condition of Parvati Wali is critical. Similarly, nine injured have been shifted to Kohalpur Teaching Hospital for further treatment, according to Rapti Provincial Hospital, Tulsipur. The other injured are undergoing treatment at the same hospital. Police said that further investigation is underway into the incident. The driver of the jeep is absconding, police said.
One died on the spot and 19 others were injured in the accident. The deceased has been identified as Dev Bahadur Sunar, 32, of Chauri Balle in Salyan Kalimati Gaonpalika-3, said Shyamu Aryal, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Area Police Office, Tulsipur. The deceased goldsmith is the owner of the vehicle.
According to Area Police Office, Tulsipur, the injured have been identified as Parvati Wali, 30, of Dangisharan Gaonpalika-2, Rita Khatri, 28, of Salyan Kalimati-3, Simalkuna, Resham Budhathoki, 29, Khimraj Budhathoki, 18, of Babai Gaonpalika-2. The deceased have been identified as Pavitra Oli, 23, her son Dinesh Oli, 3, Andaji Prashant Rana, 6, of Kalikhola-3, Pramisa Khatri, 56, and Kamala Basnet, 32, of Babai-2.
Similarly, Prashant Khatri, 10, of Tulsipur Sub-Metropolis-15, Pavitra Budhathoki, 35, of Banke Rapti Sonari-9, Sapna Oli, 17, of Kalimati-3, Khali Oli, 55, of Shantinagar-4 and Deepa, 32, of Banke Kohalpur Municipality-4 were also injured. Oli, his daughter Sangita Budhathoki, 15, Apeksha Budhathoki, 8, and Sushila Rana, 28, of Bardiya Basgadhi Motipur. The deceased have been identified as Bimpa Khatri, 60, of Dhakeri, Rapti Sonari, Banke, Sobha Budhathoki, 28, of Tulsipur Sub-Metropolis-9, Beluwa and her son Lokendra Budhathoki, 7.