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.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.