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KATHMANDU, Aug 5 - The guilty of Wednesday night’s road accident in downtown capital in which six persons—five Indian nationals and one Nepali—were killed is still at large. A speeding car with registration number Ba 4 Cha 8030 thumped the seven persons nearby the Bir hospital in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, killing six persons walking on the pavement and critically injuring another one. The deceased were returning from the Bir hospital at around 1 this morning. The whereabouts of Biplav Man Singh, the driver of the car, has yet to be known. Singh’s father Divya Man, who is currently in police contact, has said that he will submit his son to police soon after he comes in his contact. According to police, the six died on the way to the hospital. All of them are from the Indian state of Bihar. Five of the dead have been identified as Dharmanath Sinha, Madan Gupta, Krishna Devi, Sanjaya Gupta and Beena Sinha, whereas identity of the sixth has not been ascertained. The deceased were involved in some small business in the capital. The group was returning home with a patient discharged from the


According to an eyewitness, the driver backed the car to roll over the

pedestrians after hitting two of them first.

The injured, Deepak Gupta who hails from Sitamadi of Bihar, is undergoing treatment at the Bir Hospital. The driver of the car, Biplab Man Singh, is still at large. Police have been searching for him. However, his father, Divya Man Singh has come in police contact. Police said that it has initiated investigation procedure after the incident and promised to take stern action against the guilty. Speaking at a press meeting orgainsed in the capital, Superintendent of Police Nawaraj Silwal made it clear that it would not compromise while taking action against the guilty. He appealed to all the bereaved family and relatives to maintain calmness as the accident was unfortunate.

Meanwhile, the relatives and friends of the deceased have been staging demonstration at Jamal, Bhotahity and Bir Hospital area demanding action against the guilty.

The demonstrations have largely affected the vehicular movement in the capital, Traffic Police said.



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