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8 killed in Doti jeep mishap

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DOTI — At least 8 people were killed and 7 others injured in a jeep accident here in Jijodamandu-8 of the district on Tuesday night.

According to the District Police Office, Doti, the deceased have been identified as Dr Jayraj Panta (62), Gudi Panta (55), Sabitra Panta (52) of Jijodamandu-8, Doti, Dr Ganesh Panta (61), Keshab Raj Panta (59), Harina Tamata (36), jeep driver Chetram Balayar of Banlek-1 and Janaki Tamrakar (17).

The injured have been identified as Navrata Panta (45), Gaurav Panta (30), Laxmi Nepali (9), Dhan Mabadur Tamata (38), Kalawati Tamata (38), Anita Tamata (22) and Dhauli Tamata.

Although the injured were rushed to the Dadeldura Hospital, some critically injured have been taken to Dhangadhi for further treatment.

The incident occurred when the jeep (Na 1 Ja 3294) heading towards Jijodamandu from Bangdungrisain veered off the road and fell some 500 metres down at around 9 pm.

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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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