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One held for human trafficking

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RAJBIRAJ — The police in Saptari have arrested a 47-year-old man on charges of human trafficking.

Yaswant Singh of Rajbiraj Municipality – 4 is accused of selling a woman of Bathnaha VDC of Saptari with ‘Yadav’ surname in Darbhanga of India on February 15, 2015.

Singh is a nephew of Nepal Sadbhawna Party founding Chairman, late Gajendra Narayan Singh.

The victim’s kin had filed a case at the District Police Office and the Appellate Court Rajbiraj on March 9, 2015 on basis of which Singh was arrested, Saptari’s Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Dan Bahadur Karki said.

Police have launched further investigation against Singh, according to the District Police Office, Saptari.

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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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