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Sheep invade Spanish city of Huesca after shepherd falls asleep

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MADRID — Hundreds of sheep ran free through the north-eastern Spanish city of Huesca and had to be rounded up by police after a shepherd fell asleep, local police said.

Police were alerted to the presence of a flock of around 1,000 sheep making its way through the center of Huesca just after 4:00am (local time) on Tuesday by several phone calls from local residents, a local police spokesman said.

“The shepherd had fallen asleep and did not realise the sheep had escaped their pen,” he said.

Two police cars were dispatched to the scene and it took five officers and the shepherd 30-45 minutes to round up all the sheep and return them to their pen.

Local police uploaded a video on their official Facebook page of a police car with its lights on pulling up in front of the flock of runaway sheep.

Huesca, the capital of a province with the same name located just south of the Pyrenees mountain on the French border, has a population of 53,000 people.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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