Man jumps off three-storey building to avoid quarantine

Abhishek Basnet returned from India recently, jumped off the roof of a three-storey building on seeing police and locals coming to his rented room to take him to a quarantine facility, in Pokhara.

Basnet claimed he entered Nepal via Gorakhpur and reached Pokhara afterafter taking  a lift from a vehicle Carrying vegetables at Mugling. He was working in Karnataka and had left for Nepal 12 days ago. Hewalked his way to reach the Nepal border after he lost his job due to the Extending  lockdown in India.

According to inspector Narahari Adhikari said police were trying to find out how Basnet entered Nepal despite the border being sealed. “We are investigating his travel history,” added Adhikari. Locals had reported to police and Pokhara Ward No 8 Chair Rudranath Baral about Basnet. It was on seeing Baral, along with police, that Basnet jumped off the three-storey building. “We’ll allow him to go home only if he tests negative for COVID-19,” said Baral.

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