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3 buried in Gorkha landslide

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GORKHA — At least three persons have been buried by a landslide that hit Kerauja VDC in the district on Tuesday morning. The incident occurred at 11 am today. Three others were rescued by the locals.

They were buried by the landslide while they were repairing a road damaged by landslide.

Chinmaya Gurung, 30, Sandip Ghale, 15, and Kanchi Maya Gurung, 45, died in the landslide, acording to DSP Birendra Thapa.

Punge Gurung, 40, Ukal Gurung and Sukaram Ghale, 12, are rescued. The condition of Ghale is said to be critical.

The injured are brought to Machi Khola health post for treatment.

The landslide area is situated at a remote part of the district which has hampered rescue efforts.

Chief District Officer Narayan Prasad Bhatta informed the district administration is preparing to inform the Home Ministry about the incident and ask for a chopper to rescue the injured.

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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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