Rajbiraj, Oct 6: Property worth Rs five lakhs was gutted in a fire that broke out at a hardware shop in Kanchanrup-5, Saptari Friday.

All goods at the shop owned by Ajay Rauniyar were reduced to ashes in the fire that was reportedly due to a short- circuit, the District Police Office, Saptari said.

Locals try to contain the fire in Harshaha of Rautahat district on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Photo: Prabhat Kumar Jha

The fire was put out with a joint effort of police and local administration.
Meanwhile, the cases of theft have gone up in the district headquarters these days. In the latest incident, a group of five-six individuals reportedly barged into a mobile shop and made away with gadgets worth over Rs five lakhs. RSS