One arrested with firearm

The Rautahat Police has arrested a person for possessing a muzzle-loader.

Thirty-five-year-old Dharichhan Raut of Baluwatol, Gujura municipality in the district was arrested with the unlicensed firearm on Thursday. A police team from Harinagar police station took him under control acting on a tip-off that Raut was heading toward the forest to hunt wildlife.

According to locals, wildlife poaching has increased in the district of late.



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