A motorcyclist died on the spot in a road accident at the Balefi-Sukute section along Araniko highway this morning.
The deceased has been identified as Ek Bahadur Shrestha of Barhabise in Sindhupalchowk, said police. The accident took place when a van truck (Ba 5 Kha 4282) heading towards Barhabise from Kathmandu hit a motorcycle (Ba 31 Pa 584) heading towards Kathmandu.
Similarly, a pillion rider Ashish Shrestha was injured in the accident and he has been sent to Dhulikhel for treatment.
Police have arrested the driver and impounded the vehicle. Information officer at the District Police Office, Dashya Kumar Basnet shared that further investigation into the case is underway.