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EC annuls candidacy of (Maoist Center) candidate from Sarlahi-4

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KATHMANDU — The Election Commission (EC) has annulled candidacy of the CPN (Maoist Center) candidate Shiv Pujan Raya Yadav for the federal parliament elections from Sarlahi-4 constituency.

Based on complaints filed against him of abuse of the diplomatic passport, the election body has decided to cancel Yadav’s candidacy as per the House of Representatives Election Act. The returning officer concerned and candidate Yadav will be informed about the revocation, said EC.

Nepali Congress (NC) has fielded Amresh Kumar Singh from the constituency.

Independent candidates from his constituency Sarlahi-4, Ganesh Kumar Singh and Anil Kumar Singh, on November 5 had also complained with the EC demanding revocation of his candidacy.

The candidate duo had then moved the Supreme Court (SC) after the EC delayed in taking decision on the complaints.

On August 11, 2015, the Special Court had sentenced Yadav for four months and fined Rs 15,000 after finding him guilty on the criminal charge of tampering with the diplomatic passport he had acquired as a Constituent Assembly (CA) member.

In the first CA election in 2008, Yadav had defeated Mahantha Thakur of the then Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party and NC’s Amresh Singh from Sarlahi-6 on a Madhesi Janadhikar Forum ticket.

He, however, had lost the second CA election in 2013, that he contested on a ticket of Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party, to NC’s Singh.

Yadav then joined Rastriya Janta Party Nepal (RJP) after merger of six Madhes-based parties before joining Maoist Center before the local elections took place.

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Acid attack victim Samjhana Das succumbs to injury

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KATHMANDU — 18-year-old Samjhana Das from Chandrapur Municipality, Rautahat who was undergoing treatment in Kathmandu for acid-burns, has died. Das, passed away at 11:40 pm on Sunday night at Kirtipur Hospital after infections spread to other parts of the body, according to hospital source.

Samjhana and her 16-year-old sister, Sushma from Chandra Municipality-6, Rautahat were attacked with acid while they were asleep on September 11 midnight.

Samjhana, whose 40 percent body parts were burnt was brought to the hospital in critical condition.

It was later revealed that their 50-year-old neighbour Ram Babu Paswan, in an act of unrequited love, had thrown on Das sisters, his primary target being the elder sister, Samjhana.

Ram Babu, the criminal in guise of a concerned neighbour, was later detained by the police based on circumstantial evidences.

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