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PM Oli takes stock of mucisian Amber Gurung’s wellbeing

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday went to the Dhapasi-based Grande International Hospital to see ailing musician Amber Gurung.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister pledged support as much as possible on behalf of the government in the treatment of Gurung, according to Gurung’s aide Ratan Chand.

PM Oli also talked to Gurung’s family members and doctors involved in his treatment and took note of Gurung’s health situation.

Accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Bhim Rawal, Oli spent around 20 minutes at the hospital talking with doctors attending to the 78-year-old musician and his family members.

Earlier this morning, Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai had also visited the composer of Nepal’s national anthem at the hospital.

Meanwhile, Gurung’s health condition is reported to be critical but stable.

Gurung, who underwent treatment in Gurgaon-based Medanta Hospital for tumour on his food pipe some months ago, was rushed to the hospital after obstruction in the food pipe last week.

He suffers from diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

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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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