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Fire engulfs mattress manufacturing industry in Tanahun

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TANAHUN — A fire that broke out at Malla Mattress and Quilt Manufacturing Industry of Iswor Malla has gutted the physical property of around Rs 1.6 million last night.

The mattress and quilt stored in two rooms of the industry based in Galchhina of Shuklagandaki municipality-5 were completely destroyed by fire, said Sub Inspector at Belchautara Area Police Office Kashiram Chaudhary.

However no human casualty was occurred in the incident, he informed. The police immediately reached the site after being informed of the fire at around 12 last night. The police and locals joined hands to douse the fire.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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