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Construction of bridge over Kaligandaki begins

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RAMPUR — The construction of a concrete bridge over the Kaligandaki River has begun.

The bridge is to be built at Gaurighat that connects Rampur municipality – 9 and Sankhar VDC- 9 of Syangja at the government investment of Rs 151.1 million.

Engineer Pabitra Mani Acharya said that the Sapana Himdung and Thokar Construction Company have started works to complete the bridge construction by mid April 2018 as per the contract.

The newly-constructed bridge will have 174-metre in length and six-meter in breadth.

Bridge Construction Committee Vice-Chairperson Humnath Neupane said that as many as 50,000 people from Rampur, Sankhar, Sekham and Chapakot area will be benefited from the construction of the bridge.

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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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