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3 killed in Nuwakot sand mound collapse

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NUWAKOT — Three persons died in a sand mound collapse in Khadga Bhanjyang village of Nuwakot district on Thursday.

Bikas Tamang also known as Gangasing (35) and Prakash Tamang (18) from Dangsing-4 and Shankar Rai (22) from Khadga Bhanjyang-9 were killed, DSP Rishiram Kandel at the District Police Office informed.

Bikas was a driver of a minitruck (Ba 3 Kha 9709) while Prakash was his assistant.

Likewise, Rai was a worker helping the Tamang duo to load sand onto the truck at around 12 pm today.

A tall sand mound had collapsed over them while they were loading sand onto the truck from the sand mine, according to Kandel.

A rescue team had reached the incident site immediately, but it could not save them.

The bodies have been sent to the Trishuli-based District Hospital.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

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

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