November 25, 2017 03:20 PM NPT
By: GANESH BK
RUKUM Nov 25: Nabin Shrestha and Anita Pradhan were married three days ago. After tying their knots, the couple headed to Rukumkot to receive blessings from their loved ones. As both had to resume their services on November 24, the couple took a jeep to reach the district headquarter Khalanga, three hours away from Nabin’s home on November 23. Nabin and Anita, both inspectors had planned to resume their duties at Surkhet and Rautahat respectively.
The couple became one of the seven people killed in a fateful jeep accident. Families are broken and the two new districts, East and West Rukkum are in shock.
“It is a painful incident, and we had never thought death would come so soon to honest police officers,” Shreeraj Gautam of Rukumkot said. “They had vowed to live and die together.”
Nabin was a resident of Sisne rural municipality, Rukumkot-6, Rukkum and Anita hailed from Itahari sub metropolitan city-17. The couple had married on November 21. Nabin had joined police services in 2013 and his wife, Anita entered service in 2014.
In his village, Nabin was an idol for its youth—living a simple and honest life with dignity. “He was an idol for the village youths,” Lilamani Gautam a local resident said.
“He always worried about Nepal,” Purnajung Shaha, another resident said. “He was an honest police officer. We have lost a loyal police forever.”
Tears are all that falls from the bereaved family.
Nabin is survived by his parents, an elder sister and a younger brother.
Seven killed, three injured
Seven people were killed and three are critically injured after a jeep, Ga. 1 Ja 4260 met in an accident at Kalimati of Musikot municipality-6. The jeep was travelling from Rukumkot of East Rukkum to Musikot of West Rukkum.
The deceased have been identified as Janak Sahi, Sudarshan Shrestha, Sher Bahadur Shrestha, Surekha Shah of Musikot municipality-1, Yamuna Malla of Tribeni rural municipality-1 and Police Inspector Nabin Shrestha and his wife Police Inspector Anita Pradhan Shrestha of Rukumkot.
Similarly, driver Prem Siujali Thapa of Tulsipur Sub metropolitan City-16, assistant driver Prem KC of Banfikot rural municipality and Tek Bahadur Khatri of Bardiya have been injured critically. They are undergoing treatment at Nepalgunj hospital, DSP Rajendra Prasad Dhamala told Republica Online. Dhamala said they are investigating the cause of the accident.