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Man held for pedophilia

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CHITWAN — Chitwan district police have arrested a man on charge of pedophilia.

Police captured 53-year-old Himlal Sunar of Narayani Municipality-10 in west Chitwan for his alleged involvement in a sexual abuse against a 13-year-old boy from the locality.

The Chitwan District Police Office stated in a press release today that Sunar was arrested on the basis of a complaint that he took the boy to a banana plantation near the village and made the boy to indulge in an unnatural sexual activity with him.

Police held Sunar on Sunday after the boy’s relatives filed a complaint with the police against him on Saturday.

The kin have stated in the complaint that Sunar committed sexual assaults against the boy at different times luring him with money or by threatening him.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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