Asia Briefs: One killed in Nepal shooting over fungus

One killed in Nepal shooting over fungus

KATHMANDU • A villager was shot dead in Nepal and three others were injured in clashes over a rare and valuable fungus coveted for its reputed aphrodisiac qualities, an official said.

Mugu district chief Keshab Raj Sharma said a gang of 10 to 12 looters was shooting "indiscriminately" on Wednesday night, and added that locals claimed the gang had stolen their harvest.


Pregnant mum 's throat slit by family

LAHORE • Relatives slit the throat of a young mother who was pregnant with her second child after she married against their will in eastern Pakistan, the latest in a spate of so-called "honour killings".

Ms Muqaddas Bibi, 22, was killed by her father, brother and mother at her parents' home and died on the spot.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 18, 2016, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe