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Probe body on Kanchanpur rape and murder case continues works

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BHIMDATTANAGAR- A committee formed to investigate the role and work execution of then police officers and employees of the District Police Office, Kanchanpur assigned to handle the case relating to the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kholti of Bhimdattanagar-2 continues its works.

On September 16, the government formed the probe committee under the convenorship of Additional Inspector General of Police, Dhiru Basnyat. The team arrived here on Friday in course of its investigations into the matter.

As the team said, its investigations have been focused on 26 police personnel assigned to look after the case.

“The team is committed to taking tougher action if weaknesses and suspected roles of police personnel are noticed,” he said.

Talking to media persons here today, team coordinator AIG Basnyat said they were working round-the-clock to complete the task. He has called on one and all to cooperate with the team if they have any information in relation with the case.

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The high-level team had, shortly after its arrival here, met with the family of Dilip Singh Bista, who was once arrested on the accusation of his involvement in the case, but later was freed, declaring innocent.

The team this morning met with women and rights activists here regarding the issue. During the meeting, demand was made for a stringent action against the guilty in the crime.

The 13-year-old girl was raped and murdered on July 26 and her body was found in a sugarcane field next day.

 

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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