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Arson attack on Ncell tower

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CHITWAN — An unidentified group has set on fire the Ncell tower in Chitwan last night.

Two persons who came on a motorbike at 10:30 pm torched the telecommunications tower at Shanti Chowk of Bharatpur Sub Metropolis – 6, District Police Office, Chitwan said. They used a jute sack to set off the fire on the tower.

Police are still working to find out the actual detail of the damages incurred in the arson attack. The police team from Ward Police Office, Narayangadh arrived at the scene after being informed by locals. The police have launched a search for the attackers.

The attack bears the hallmark of the recent similar attacks on Ncell towers across many districts by Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplop’ led CPN Maoist.

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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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