TANAHUN —Eight Armed Police Force (APF) personnel were injured after a grenade went off at the explosive storage room of the APF Manakamana Battalion in Bhanu Municipality-2 of Tanahun district on Sunday.
The injured have been identified Sobhakar Rijal, Prem Singh, Prem Gharti Magar, Dipesh Kumar Chaudhary, Yam Bahadur Thapa, Deepak Khadka, Dhirendra Chand and Hum Bahadur Rana, according to Inspector Gajendra Kumar Chaudhary of the Area Police Office, Bhanu.
Among the injured, Dipesh, Yam and Sobhakar are said to be in critical condition.
Critically injured have been taken to Kathmandu on a Nepal Army helicopter for further treatment.Follow @gorkhapost
Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded
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.Follow @gorkhapost