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Danish traveler missing on Dhaulagiri Himal

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MYAGDI — A foreign traveler, arrived gere for climbing Dhaulagiri Himal, has gone missing for the past weeks.

Christian Wilson, 35, from Denmark has gone missing from May 17 in course of returning to Italy camp from Dhaulagiri base camp.

According to DSP Bishworaj Khadka of the District Police Office, Myagdi, Christian Wilson (35) had gone missing since May 17.

Though security personnel and a helicopter were mobilised to search Wilson, but to no avail, Khadka said.

It has been learned that four Jordan and American nationals, who were along with Wilson, had returned from the base camp after they failed to climb the mountain, but Wilson stayed there alone.

Family members have appealed to the concerned authorities to help find Wilson.


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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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