Drug-and-loot gang in police net
KATHMANDU, May 23: On Sunday afternoon, when Tuna Kumari Nepal, 39, of Votshipa-9 in Sindhupalchowk District, regained consciousness, she was horrified to find that the gold jewelry she had been wearing was all missing. And she could hardly stand on her feet as these were unresponsive.
It was not long before it dawned on her that she had looted after being drugged with the fruit juice that she had taken about 25 minutes earlier at the request of a woman in her forties and two men.
She was not the only woman to find herself in such a miserable predicament of late. In the last few months, several other women and elder citizens have gone to the police with similar complaints. However, the police were clueless about the culprits, who operated by drugging their victims with Lorazepam, a type of drug often used as a sedative.
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Freiheit's photographic journeys
BY NISTHA RAYAMAJHI
With an ardor and eye for photography since his childhood, Stephen Freiheit grew up to become more passionate in his work and established himself as an ace photographer.
A British citizen, Freiheit was born in Germany and partly grew up in Denmark. But he considers Nepal his second home as after he first visited the country some nine years back, he has been coming back time and again.
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