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32 injured in Saptari bus mishap

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SAPTARI — At least 32 people were injured in a bus accident here in the district on Monday morning. Among them, four are critically injured, according to police.

The bus (Na 4 Kha 9743), travelling to Biratnagar from Dhangadhi, when the accident occurred near Kanchanpur Barrier, police said.

The passengers were headed to attend the general convention of the Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum Loktantrik.

The passengers with minor injuries are being treated at the Dharmeshor Hospital, Theliya.

Critically injured Bimala Chaudhary, Ram Prasad Chaudhary, Siriya Chaudhary and Hari Krishna Chaudhary of Dhangadhi Municipality-16 are being treated at the Neuro and Nobel Hospital in Biratnagar, informed Police Inspector Gaurav Mahat of the District Police Office, Kanchanpur.

The remaining 28 are receiving treatment at local Dharmeshwar 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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