Two 11-month-old baby girls, who were found dumped in a septic tank at PathivaraYangwarak Rural Municipality in Taplejung district on Wednesday, have died.
Police identified the deceased as Ganga and Jamuna. It has been learnt that their mother Kamala Bishwokarma is an unmarried woman.
Kamala’s mother Sanjayamaya informed locals after she heard one of them crying in the septic tank. When the locals pulled the duo out of the septic tank, Ganga had already breathed her last.
Jamuna, who was found crying while pulling her out of the septic tank, was initially rushed to the District Hospital Taplejung for treatment.
She was later referred to the Birtamode-based Manmohan Hospital but doctors pronounced her dead on arrival.
Police suspected that Kamala might have dumped the two girls in the septic tank on Saturday. Kamala has been missing since then.
DSP Basnet said the bodies will be handed over to the family after post-mortem.