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Gold jewelry fraud racket busted

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ITAHARI — Police have busted a fraud racket involved in intoxicating the people before robbing them off gold jewelry.

Santosh Shrestha, 49, and Raj Kumar Shrestha, 40, from Urlabari and Sanju Sharma, 20, of Babiya in Sunsari were arrested by the Area Police Office, Itahari for cheating more than a dozen people at different times in Itahari, Dharan and Damak, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Om Prasad Sharma, briefed at a press conference.

The DSP said the three have confessed to the crime and the police have confiscated the fake gold jewellery used by the racket in the stealing the real jewellery.

The arrestees will be tried under the theft and fraud offences Act. Half a dozen victims have already identified the three as the same persons who had swindled them.

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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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