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Striker Bimal Gharti Magar’s sister found murdered

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NAWALPARASI — Nepal national football striker Bimal Gharti Magar’s sister has been found murdered at Bhanunagar in Bardaghat Municipality-8 of Nawalparasi district on Wednesday night.

It has been learnt that Manisha and her mom were living in the house, however, her mom had gone to Butwal and Manisha was staying alone in the house on Wednesday when the incident occurred.

Seventeen-year-old Manisha had just finished grade 11 examinations recently.

Police informed that the body of Manisha has been sent to the District Hospital, Nawalparasi for post-mortem examination.

Bimal is currently in Belgium for treatment of his leg.

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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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