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Janakpur shut down for man-handing Rangila Devi

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JANAKPUR — Supporters of suspended parliamentarian Sanjaya Kumar Shah’s wife Rangila Devi Shah have enforced a shutdown in Janakpur Friday.

The supports claim that police mistreated Rangila Devi who was arrested while she was staging hunger-strike at Janakpur Chowk, demanding a legal investigation into a case where her spouse is alleged to have killed media entrepreneur Arun Singhaniya.

The transportation service, academic institutions, and industries in Janakpur area have been adversely affected due to the strike.

According to the District Police Office, Rangila Devi was taken to the Zonal Hospital after her health started deteriorating during the protest. She was staging protest since April 14.

Rangila Devi, however, has accused police for man-handing her and piling pressure on her for undergoing treatment at the Hospital.

Meanwhile, Shivashankar Shah, President of Janakpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has staged hunger-strike at Janakpur.

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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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