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Dr KC warns of another hunger strike if govt fails to honor agreement

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KATHMANDU — Senior Orthopedic Surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Dr Govinda KC organised a press meet here on Tuesday and said that he will be compelled to go on another hunger-strike if the government fail to implement the agreement.

Medical activist Dr KC got discharged after treatment at the Hospital following 27 days of hunger-strike.

At a press conference organised at Maharajgunj-based TUTH following his discharge from the hospital, he expressed hope that the government will honour the nine-point agreement signed by him and the government representatives for reform in medical education.

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Choking up with emotions, Dr KC said, “I couldn’t check the patients for long because of the prolonged hunger strike. I don’t know if I have to stage the 16th hunger strike.”

Dr KC further reminded the Prime Minister and the government of their promises and urged them to work to fulfil the same at the earliest possible.

Earlier, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had assured that the Medical Education Bill would be passed at the Parliament and that nobody would have to go on such strikes again.

Dr KC had been receiving treatment at the hospital for the past 13 days after ending his hunger strike following a nine-point agreement with the government on July 26.

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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.

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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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