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2 kidnappers killed in police encounter

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KATHMANDU — Two persons, involved in the kidnapping of an 11-year-old boy from Kandaghari, Kathmandu on Sunday evening, have been killed in police encounter on Monday afternoon.

Police identified the deceased as Ajay Tamang (24) of Nuwakot and Gopal Tamang (23) of Sindhupalchok.

Acting on a tip-off that the kidnappers — Ajay and Gopal — had fled to Suryabinayak after murdering the child, police initiated a massive manhunt. The Tamang duo opened fire at the police and were killed in an encounter,according to SSP Dhiraj Pratap Singh of the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD).

The duo have abducted Nishan Khadka,11, of Kandaghari in Kageshwari Manohara Municipality of Kathmandu district on Sunday. The abductors had demanded Rs 4 million from Nishan’s parents as ransom for his release, according to the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range.

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A joint team from the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and MPCD intensified a search operation soon after Nishan was abducted from near his rented room.

A team from MPCD was deputed after they got information that the kidnappers were hiding in the area near the Doleshwor Jungle.

Police said that two rounds of bullets and a mobile phone used to call Khadka’s parents to demand ransom have been recovered from their possession.

Abducted Nishan was found dead at the under construction house of Shyam Raut in Bhaktapur at around 12:30 pm Monday. Nishan, a permanent resident of Melamchi, Sindhupalchok, used to live with his mother. His father is in Malaysia for employment.

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Attorney General Kharel directs police to file a case to seek life imprisonment to rapists

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DHANUSA— Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel has directed the police department to file a case seeking life imprisonment to the men arrested for raping and murdering 10-year-old girl Manika Yadav along with confiscation of all property.

He made this direction to Superintendent of Police Gobinda Thapaliya during an inspection of the office of district government advocate and high government advocate office in Janakpur.

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Kharel also met Manika’s family at Aaurahi Rural Municipality.

During the meeting, he assured the bereaved family of action against the rapists and economic help to them.

The Dhanusa police have arrested Binod Mukhiya and Nathuni Pandit from the locality on the charge of raping Manika.

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