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Nepathya performs for earth quake victims at Jawalakhel

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LALITPUR — Nepali folk-rock band Nepathya on Saturday performed a charity show at Jawalakhel Ground.

The concert was the continuation of the ‘Coca-Cola Pheri Uthne Chha Nepal’ campaign that was propelled a year ago with a goal to generate funds to be used for the earthquake victims.

The fund collected from the concert will go towards rehabilitating children affected by the April 2015 earthquake, according to an organizer.

A year since the massive earthquake that claimed about 9000 lives and thousands of houses damages in Nepal, the live concert aimed to heal and also support the deprived and vulnerable populations.

The Concert is the joint effort of the concerned NGOs —Child Protection Nepal, Work ForA Cause Nepal, Sano Paila, WILL, Aishworya Children Home and Raise of Hope Nepal and organized and managed by Bandwagon by Positive Vibes- an event management company.

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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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