DPLAKHA — A team of American soldiers has arrived Sundrawati VDC in Dolakha district to support in reconstruction of the quake damaged local school.
A total of 39 officers led by Lieutenant Colonel of the American Army will be coordinating with the Nepal Army’s Ranabhim Battalion at Charikot in the district to rebuild the Kalika Higher Secondary School in the locality.
Of the 39 soldiers, only 13 have arrived to the district headquarters Charikot in the first round. Remaining soldiers will come in two rounds, according to the Ranabhim Battalion.
The American army team is also likely to showcase their culture to the locals during their fortnight stay, it was shared. They will be housing at the site of the quake-stricken school.
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