Two suspected gamblers in Nepal have jumped to death from the third floor of a building during a police raid, officials said Sunday.
The Metropolitan Police of Kathmandu arrested 24 gamblers and seized Rs 458,000 from the gambling den in Mulpani area.
Saroj Ghale and Som Lal Tamang jumped from the window of the third floor to escape the police and injured themselves. They died during treatment, Chief of Metropolitan Police Kathmandu, Senior Superintendent of Police Basanta Lama said.
With the Vijaya Dashami festival approaching, the police have increased patrols and surveillance to bust gambling dens that often witness disputes leading to various crimes including murder.
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