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Indonesian singer dies onstage despite being bitten by cobra, keeps singing for 45 mins

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KARAWANG — In a tragic incident, an Indonesian pop star died onstage as she kept on singing for around 45 minutes despite being bitten by a venomous cobra.

Irma Bule, 29, was attacked mid-performance in the village of Karawang, West Java, by the venomous snake.

Irma, who was bitten mid-performance by a cobra, was known for wearing snakes during her acts but the king cobra which she danced with on Sunday had not been defanged, a report in MailOnline said.

Ferlando Octavion Auzura, who was in was in the audience, told a local website- “In the middle of the second song, Irma stepped on the snake’s tail.  The snake then bit Irma in her thigh.”

The singer- who had also used boa constrictors and pythons in previous acts – refused the offer of an antidote, according to reports.

Police said they are investigating the incident and have asked people in the audience for information.

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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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