Surunga, Jhapa, July 9: Two people, including a four-year-old boy, were killed in separate incidents in Birtamod Municipality of Jhapa district.
The Area Police Office Anarmani said four-year-old Neeraj Adhikari alias Smile, son of Devendra Adhikari, drowned in a ditch near his house at Birtamod-7 on Sunday afternoon. Police said the boy was playing with his elder brother and accidentally fell into the water-filled ditch and drowned.
In another incident, 65-year-old Dhanamaya Limbu of Birtamod-2 died due to electrocution while connecting electric cable. She was seriously injured due to the electric shock and died at B&C Hospital in Birtamod, police said.
Seven people held for indecency
Meanwhile, police apprehended seven people from the Viewpoint Hotel and Lodge at Birtamod-1 on Sunday on the charge of social indecency. Among those arrested in this connection are two women.