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10 women killed, 27 raped within a month: Report

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KATHMANDU — Ten women were killed and 27 others including adolescent girls became the victims of rape in the month Chaitra (March 14 to April 12), according to a media monitoring report.

The media monitoring carried out by Sancharika Samuha showed that most of the victims were between 10 to 15 years old. The Samuha had monitored 15 national dailies for its study.

The Samuha stated in its report that in course of the monitoring it found the space given to the news related to violence against women by the media was satisfactory.

The monitoring report categorised the perpetrators of violence against women as family members, neighbours, the State, unknown perpetrators and others.

The dailies included in the study include Gorakhapatra, Nagarik, Naya Ptrika, Himalaya Times, Karobar, Rajdhani, Annapurna Post, Nepal Samacharpatra, Commander Post, Sourya Dainik, Nepali Dainik vernacular dailies and The Kathmandu Post, Republica, The Himalayan Times and The Rising Nepal English language dailies.

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Notorious criminal Manoj Pun killed in police encounter

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Notorious criminal Manoj Pun killed in police encounter

RUPANDEHI — Notorious criminal Manoj Pun has been killed in an encounter with the police in Devdaha of Rupandehi early Wednesday morning, police said.

Along with Pun, his aid Som Ale also killed in the firing, Rupandehi SP Shyam Gyawali said. Both succumbed to their injuries at Lumbini Zonal Hospital while undergoing treatment.

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According to the police, Pun was the main accused in the murder case of Youth Force leader Durga Tiwari. Tiwari was shot dead in Rupandehi district. He was also allegedly involved in the recent murder of businessman Sharad Gauchan.

Pun along with his aide Som Bahadur Ale was shot at after the duo opened fired at and tried to escape the police, the police said.

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