Stories By 'SHIVA PURI'
Residents of Inarba in Baudhimai Municipality, Rautahat, have been relieved after the Water Induced Disaster and River Control Division Office constructed 13 spurs in Lalbakaiya river to change its course away from the settlement.
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A 13-year-old girl from Rautahat was abducted and repeatedly raped by her captors for nearly two months before abandoning her on the street of Birgunj in Parsa district.
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Dozens of villages in Rautahat district face high risk of floods after swollen Lalbakaiya and Bagmati rivers destroyed embankments last year. The floods caused by the rivers had destroyed embankments at 31 places in the district.
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A 12-year-old boy has been murdered after abduction in Rautahat district.Police said Yuvaraj Sah of Dumariya in Katahariya Municipality-9 was found murdered on the bank of Bagmati River in Gadimai Municipality-5 on Monday.He was abducted from his house on Saturday night.
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Rautahat District Court convicted a ‘serial killer’ of all charges and sentenced him to 52 years in prison, slapped Rs 200,000 fine and ordered confiscation of his properties.The single bench of District Judge Prakash Shrestha on Thursday found Balkishwor Chaurasiya, 25, of Katahariya Municipality guilty of abducting, raping and murdering three girls.
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Hundreds of families affected by the flood of August 2017 in Rautahat district have been deprived of government relief.In the wake of the flood, the government had announced Rs 200,000 cash relief to the families displaced by the flood on top of a month-long food allowance of Rs 70 per person daily. For this purpose, the government had released Rs 150 million to the district.
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