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Absconding murder convicts held after 29 years

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KATHMANDU — The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police has arrested a murder convict from Bhadrabas of Kathmandu on Monday.

The arrestee has been identified as Bishu Bahadur Thapa (65) of Bhadrabas of the Capital.  Thapa was for last 29 years.

On May 11, 1993, the Patan Appellate Court had sentenced him to imprison for two years, two months and 12 days and a fine of Rs 550 on a murder charge. But, he was absconding since August 28, 1986 and police were unable to implement the verdict.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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