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Guilty not identified yet: Nirmala Panta case

Pratigya Waiju

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KATHMANDU—the rape and murder of 13 years old Nirmala Panta of Bhimdatta Municipality-2 in Kanchanpur have already passed one and half months. However, the authorities have not yet been able to bring the guilty to book.

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The Home ministry has formed a five-member probe team to revisit the case.

The victim’s family is disappointed due to delay in finding the culprit and bringing him under the law. Neither the probe team nor the district police under a new leadership have achieved a significant progress in the cases.

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15-year-old drowns in Koshi River

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SAPTARI- A boy drowned in the Koshi River while taking a bath today at Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality-5 in Saptari.

Abinash Yadav, 15, the son of Jayanand Yadav, of Bhokraha-3, Sunsari who had been at his maternal uncle’s home to celebrate the Dashain died in the incident.

The incident site lies in a distance of half an hour walk from his maternal uncle’s home at Dalawa of Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality-14.

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Though his cousin and aunt were together with him at the time of tragedy, their attempts to save him became unsuccessful, the family members said.

Following the tragedy, the child’s maternal aunt Pinki Yadav and grandmother Dhaneshwori fainted and are being treated at the Rajbiraj-based Gajendra Narayan Singh Zonal Hospital in an unconscious condition.

Meanwhile, the body of a woman around 65 years of age was found stuck between the entrance number 51 and 52 of the Koshi barrage, the area police office, Kanchanrup said. The body is yet to be identified and it has been kept at the Zonal Hospital.

 

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