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Mountain Jatayu seen in Myagdi

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BENI — Mountainous Jatayu, a kind of vulture, which is on the verge of extinction, is started seen at high hilly areas in Myagdi district.

Locals said that a few numbers of Jatayu is started seen in high hilly areas after the declaring Myagdi district as Diclofenac Free District.

Jatayu is on the verge of disappearance from the world due to poison-laced food, growing temperature and for lack of habitat.

Durba Paija of Chimkhola said that Jatayu are now seen at Chimkhola, Mudi and Lulang.

Technician at the District Livestock Service Office, Myagdi, Dilliram Acharya, said that a positive sign was seen in one year’ period after the ban in use of diclofenac medicine in livestock for the conservation of Jatayu after declaring the district as diclofenac free zone.

Myagdi was declared as 25th diclofenac free zone last year. Stakeholders said that a special program was necessary for the conservation of the Jatayu.

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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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