DHANUSHA, Jan 11: A 24-year-old youth who has spearheaded protests against the illegal extraction of aggregates and sand from a local river, was murdered by the ‘crusher mafia’ on Friday morning.

UDAYAPUR, June 13: Police have impounded around half a dozen excavators and tractor-tillers which were used in illegal extraction of construction materials from various rivers of Udayapur district.