Hit and Run: Women buried alive after excavator hit her

Kathmandu, March 2

On Monday afternoon, an excavator hit woman in Tripura Sundari rural municipality 1 of Dhading. After being knocked down she has been buried alive by the driver.

At around 2:15 in the afternoon, Saraswati Kumal, at her 45, was returning home with fodder when an excavator contracted by the rural municipality to construct road in Salyantar hit her. Instead of taking the injured woman for treatment, driver Bhim Bahadur Budhathoki of Dhading buried Kumal alive in a pit.  

According to the police, The locals set the excavator on fire after the incident while the driver is absconding.

Salyantar Bhanubhakta Acharya, DSP with the Area Police Office, told that the body has not been taken from the spot as locals are demonstrating and added that the contractors have already come in contact with the police. “There are reports that the woman who was carrying fodder was knocked down by the excavator and the injured woman was then buried under a lump of soil,” said Acharya. He added,”We are holding dialogue with the victim’s family.”

According to Shambhu Kumar Thapa, Chairman of the rural municipality, the excavator was deployed since two weeks ago for blacktopping the road. He added that he is still inquiring about the details of the incident.