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38 injured in Truck-Bus collision

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KAWASOTI — As many as 38 persons were injured in a truck-transport collision at Rajahar-6, Jharahikhola of Nawalparasi along the East-West Highway last night.

According to the Area Police Office Nawalpur, a bus (Lu 1 Kha 4922) heading to east from west and a truck (Lu 1 Kha 8613) coming from opposition direction collided each other.

Five among the injured are critical and rest are in normal condition, police confirmed. Seven injured are being treated at Chitwan Medical College Bharatpur and other 31 are undergoing treatment at Chitwan Medical Science College (Old), police informed.

The accident was occurred due to high speed. Police have arrested truck driver Rajesh Chaudhary, 24, of Shivaraj Municipality, Kapivastu and impounded the truck for further action.

The condition of bus driver however is critical, police said.

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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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