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Industrialist Kedia abducted

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BIRGUNJ — Industrialist Suresh Kedia was kidnapped by an armed group from Bariyarpur of Bara district on Thursday evening while he was heading for Birgunj from one of his industries in Gadhimai area of Bara.

Some three or four persons shot at and seriously injured his driver Shyam Sah Kanu before kidnapping the entrepreneur, according to police. They then took under control Kedia and taken to India on another vehicle.

Kedia is the operator of Parwanipur-based Birgunj Food Industry among many other industries in the region.

Driver Sah was rushed to the Birgunj-based Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital and undergoing treatment there. He had received the bullet on right temple and, hence, is critical, according to the hospital sources.

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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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