Four school girls jump into Mahakali River

Bhimdattanagar, April 13: Four school girls who were returning home after bringing their exam result mark-sheets from school jumped into the Mahakali River at 8 am today in Darchula district. 

Two of them are the sixth graders and two seventh graders at the Rastriya Uchcha Mabi (the National Higher Secondary School) at Dattu VDC-4 in Darchula district.

School principal Rajesh Singh Samanta said the girls jumped into the river together. They are now reported missing after jumping into the river. The girls have been identified as seventh graders 12-year-old Mamata Chunara and 14-year-old Puja Koli and sixth graders 12-year-old Nitu Lohar and 13-year-old Mamata Chunara of Dattu VDC-2.

Samanta said Mamata Chunara had passed the exams in the second division rank whereas the three other girls had failed in the exams.

"We had published the results of 189 students from grade 1 to 9 today. The four girls had collected their marksheets from the school. The reason behind their jumping into the river is not known. It may be because they failed in the examns," he said.

The place where the girls jumped into the river is merely 400 metres away from the school.

Kamala Dangi, 13, who was with the four girls at the time, said the four girls tied themselves with a shawl and together jumped into the river.

The District Police Office, the Armed Police Force and the Nepalese Army personnel are searching for the missing girls in the Mahakali River but they have not been found yet.

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