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One Indian climber dies on Mt Everest

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KATHMANDU — One Indian climber died on Mt Everest on Sunday night.

Subash Paul lost his life while being rescued to lower camps from near the summit point, according to Wangchu Sherpa, the managing director at Trekking Camp Nepal.

Four Indian climbers from West Bengal, including Paul, Hazra, Paresh Chandra Nath and Goutam Ghosh, had gone missing on the world’s highest peak since Saturday.

Meanwhile, another Indian climber who suffered altitude sickness has been brought down to the base camp.

Rescuers brought Sunita Hazra safely to the base camp, he said from the Mt Everest region.

Climbing Sherpas spotted Paul and Hazra, while whereabouts of two others are still unknown. There is little hope of their survival, Sherpa said.

It is learnt that some 30 climbers have also suffered frostbite or become ill.

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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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