An eight-year-old child was killed when a jeep struck him in Jaynagar of Rautahat district.
The jeep with Indian registration (MS 06 AB 6515) was transferring three inmates from Gaur Prison to Dhading. Gaur Prison administration had hired the jeep for the purpose.
The accident occurred at around 11 am on Friday.
The deceased has been identified as Adil Ansari (8). Ansari died on the spot.
According to DSP Bhim Dhakal, the jeep was transferring two of the inmates to Nuwakot and one to Dhading prisons.
Both the vehicle as well as the driver have been apprehended for investigation, DSP Dhakal said.