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.
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.”
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