Dhangadhi, December 1
A grader, a form of heavy equipment, hit a schoolgirl to death in the Dhangadhi city of the Kailali district in Sudurpaschim, killing the minor on the spot.
The vehicle (Na 1 Ka 975) hit Chetana Saud (15) on the Hasanpur-Pipal Chautara road section in Dhangadhi-5 on Thursday morning, according to DSP Bed Prakash Joshi, the District Police Office spokesperson.
The child was studying in grade 8 at Panchodaya Secondary School, and she was cycling to her school when the accident occurred.
Police have arrested the equipment operator Bimal Kumal (27), a resident of Bharatpur-28 of the Chitwan district.
Meanwhile, locals blocked the road and staged a protest after the accident, demanding action against the culprit.