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Bhotekoshi sweeps away 7 more houses

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SINDHUPALCHOWK — Flood water from the Bhoteskoshi River has swept away seven more houses at Tatopani of Sindhupalchok on Monday.

Some 145 houses situated in two kilometers of range from Tatopani Bazaar to Liping are at high risk of flooding, according to Border Police Office, Kodari’s Police Inspector Khumlal Bhusal. Similarly, 13 houses at Barhabise area are facing risk from the Bhotekoshi flood waters.

Waters level in the river is increasing due to incessant rainfall in the Tatopani area.

The swollen river has caused rampant soil erosion in the affected areas. A cemented bridge linking Ramche and Barhbise VDCs is too at risk of being washed away.

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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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