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Sexual violence must be eliminated : President Bhandari

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KATHMANDU—President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called on the stakeholders to bring the perpetrator(s) in the rape and killing of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur to book.

The president said that it was the matter of sorrow that Nirmala’s parents and family were desperately waiting for justice, in her address to a ceremony organized to mark the National Children’s Day.

She has extended condolences to the bereaved family, stating that she was deeply saddened by the murder of Nirmala after rape.  It may be noted that 13 years-old-girl of Kanchanpur was killed after rape on July 26.

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President said,” Police, Civil society and family should be united to combat violence against children including abuse and rape. Sexual violence against children is a taboo against humanity and this must be eliminated.”

According to the president, Children of today are competent and capable citizens of the future; their health and education should be the special focus and priority of the government since their birth.

The government observed this year’s National Children’s day around the theme—“Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali; Rights of Children, Concerns of All.”

Child rights activist Gauri pradhan asserted that government of all three levels should follow Child-friendly policies, calling the children as ‘Zone of peace’.

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Child killed in road accident

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PASCHIM- A child has been killed and two other people sustained injuries in a vehicle accident occurred at Salle, Musikot Municipality-1, Rukum Paschim, today. 

The victim, nine-year-old Prayas BC breathed his last at the District Hospital, Salle. 

The vehicle (Ba 3 Kha 7461) was on its way towards Mulkhola from Salle. The bus fell 150 meters from the road when the driver lost control, District Police Office, Rukum Paschim, stated. 

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The injured are eight-year-old Jenis BC and the driver whose name is not known. Jenis is said to be in critical condition, Chief of the District Police and Deputy Superintendent Sumit Khadka said. 

According to police, the vehicle ran over Prayas and Jenis who were playing on the road.

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