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Police takes under control a dead body from pyre for an autopsy

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DAMAK — Damak Police has carried out a post-mortem of a dead body set on pyre for funeral rites at Gauradaha-based crematorium in Jhapa district.

Police took away the body of Keshav Thap, a utensil shopkeeper of Gauradaha Municipality-2, from the crematorium and handed over to the family members after postmortem.

DSP Rajan Limbu of Area Police Office, Damak, took the body under control saying that the funeral rites was being performed without fulfilling legal procedures.

The villagers had taken the body to Kisneghat for cremation, east of Gauradaha. The police intervened in the process and took away the body to District Hospital, Jhapa for postmortem.

Two days earlier, Thapa had been hospitalized at Damak-based Life Line Hospital after he fell critically ill due to consumption of poison.

Thapa died on Thursday afternoon.

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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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