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14 injured in night bus accident

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GAUSHALA – At least fourteen passengers were injured when two night buses met with an accident at Bardibas of Mahottari along the East-West highway early on Monday morning.

Eleven passengers were injured when a night bus (Na. 5 Kha. 7189) going to Biratnagar from Kathmandu hit a tractor (Ja.1Ta. 7089) coming from the other way at around 4:00 am this morning, as per Superintendent of Police Janak Bhattarai.

Among the injured, Kumar Shrestha of Kathmandu and Sulav Rai of Sunsari were rushed to the capital for treatment. Others are undergoing treatment at local medical centres in Bardibas.

Similarly, later this morning at around 5:00 am, a nightservice bus (Na.5Kha. 9135) heading to Dharan from Kathmandu met with an accident at the same place. Three passengers were injured when the bus fell off the road.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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