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35 families displaced by flood in Doti

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DOTI — The lack of effective measures on the part of concerned authority in case of flooding has taken a toll on the residents of Tiltali in Doti as the flooded Tiltali river entered the village on Monday, displacing about three dozen families.

Thirty five families were displaced completely by the flooding while others 35 are at risk, Superintendent of Police Dilliraj Bista. The swollen river had also disrupted the KI Singh Highway.

Earlier one month ago, floods in the river also wreaked havoc in the village.

In charge of the police post in Tiltali Karna Bahadur Gharti said that they sounded the alarms and helped in the rescue operation right after the disaster. Meanwhile, the district police distributed 45 tents to the flood victims.

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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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