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Property worth millions gutted in Dadeldhura fire

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DADELDHURA — Property worth millions of rupees was lessened to rubble when a fire destroyed two shops and two houses in Baghkhor, the district headquarters of Dadeldhura, on Friday.

Local people and security faculty are fighting to douse the fire.

At least 8 persons were injured while trying to extinguish the fire that erupted from the cooking gas leakage, according to police.

Among the injured, three are security personnel and two are local people, said police. They are receiving treatment at the Dadeldhura Sub-Regional Hospital, police informed.

The fire has completely destroyed Kailpal cotton factory, Manisha grocery shop and two houses this morning, 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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