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Petrol bomb hurled at truck in Rautahat, driver and asst. driver injured

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RAUTAHAT — Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist cadres have hurled a petrol bomb at a loaded truck in Rautahat on Thursday, leaving its driver and assistant driver injured.

The protesters have hurled a petrol bomb at a truck (Na 6 Kha 4615) heading towards Kathmandu from Mirchaiya of Siraha carrying mangoes.

Driver Balram Bhandari,35, of Chandrapur-12 sustained minor wounds while assistant driver Basanta Magar,22, of Mithila Municipality-4 has been critically injured in the incident, According to DSP Manoj Kumar Yadav.

The truck was making a beeline for Kathmandu from Mirchiya when the incident took place at a jungle between Chandrapur and Paurahi of Rautahat along the East-West Highway at around 5 am, DSP Yadav said.

Critically injured Bhandari is receiving treatment at the Chandranigahapur Hospital, police said.

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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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