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PM Oli pays tribute to people killed in quake

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has paid tribute to the quake victims on Sunday.

PM Oli reached quake crushed Dharahara site in the Capital this morning and paid tribute to the left soul amid a program.

He wished for eternal peace of the departed souls.

The Prime Minister observed a minute silence and offered floral tribute in memory of those killed in the earthquake that took place on April 25, 2015.

Deputy Prime Minister, Home Minister, Ministers, government high-ranking officials and tourism entrepreneurs were also present on the occasion.

As many as 9,000 people were killed in 7.6-magnitude earthquake that took place at 11.56 am last year and subsequent aftershocks.

In commemoration of the destructive natural disaster, the government has organised a condolence meet to wish for the peace of all departed souls.


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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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