KANCHANPUR — The Kanchanpur District Court has extended judicial remand of Bam sisters — Roshani Bam and Babita Bam, who were detained in connection to the rape and murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta — by seven days on Thursday.
A single bench of Judge Rajendra Kumar Acharya ordered to remand the Bam sisters for the second time. Earlier, they were remanded to six-day custody following their arrest on August 24.
The District Police Office presented them before the court to seek remand extension.
Nirmala, a resident of Bhimdutta Municipality-2, was found dead in a sugarcane field in Bhimdutta-18 on July 27. A forensic report showed she had been raped and strangulated to death.
Protests flared up after police presented Dilip Bista — a mentally challenged man — as the main suspect on August 20.Follow @gorkhapost
All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled
KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.
All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.
A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.
Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.Follow @gorkhapost