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Justice Bam’s murderers get life in prison

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KATHMANDU — The Lalitpur District Court on Monday sentenced five persons, including Chure Bhawar Rastriya Ekata Party’s former leader Megh Bahadur Thapa, of Justice Rana Bahadur Bam’s murder and slapped life imprisonment on them.

A single bench of judge Om Prakash Aryal sentenced life imprisonment to murder masterminds Megh Bahadur Thapa, falias Babu, Nir Bahadur Thapa and Dipak Karna.

Likewise, Shiva Chaudhary and Sanjay Ismaili Magar, who shot dead Judge Bam, were given life imprisonment with confiscation of all properties.

The court has also sentenced additional 12 years jail term to four of them for their attempt to murder Justice Bam’s driver and the justice’s friend Ram Giri.

Likewise, Prem Raj Khadka was also convicted of his involvement in the murder conspiracy as an accomplice. He faces a sentence for five years.

Justice Bam was shot dead near Shankhamul of Lalitpur by the hitmen — Magar of Ramechhap and Chaudhary of Janakpur — hired by Thapa, who masterminded the murder.

The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police had arrested four of them in January, 2015 almost three years after the murder.

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Man divorces wife just 15 minutes after Islamic marriage in Dubai

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A man in Dubai divorced his bride just 15 minutes after their Islamic marriage as he felt ‘insulted’ by her father’s bride price demands.

The man agreed to pay his new father-in-law Dh100,000 for their wedding but the older man became impatient to get the cash, DailyMail reported.

According to Gulf News, family members and friends accompanied the couple to a Sharia judge’s office to witness the marriage contract being signed. The groom then gave Dh 50,000 on the spot as agreed, with the rest to come after the party left the court building, according to Gulf News.

But, the bride’s father demanded the remaining cash as soon as the signing was over, even though the groom didn’t have it on him.

He said it would only take five minutes to walk to his car, which was parked outside, and get the rest of the bride price.

Instead of letting him retrieve it, the father insisted him to pay either right then or send a friend or relative to get the money while he stayed inside.

The groom felt insulted and demeaned by the series of demands and called off the marriage immediately, a lawyer handling the case said.

‘He told the bride’s father that he did not want his daughter as his wife and divorced her in less than 15 minutes from signing the marriage contract,’ he said.

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