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Three nabbed involved in Kedia’s abduction

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RAUTAHAT — Police have arrested three persons on the charge of kidnapping businessman Suresh Kedia.

Chanchal Pandey of Kabahi Jabadi, Pushkar Singh of Bariyarpur, Birendra Yadav of Mahagadhimai and Jiyalal Yadav of Telkuwa were arrested after police gathered proofs of their involvement in the crime, according to the Bara District Police Office.

They have been accused of informing Indian ruffians that Kedia is returning after purchasing food grains from Birgunj.

They were found of making telephone calls with accomplices of Bihar’s noted gangster Babbu Dube, police said.

A group of unidentified assailants had kidnapped Kedia from Bariyarpur of Bara district on Thursday evening, after shooting and injuring his chauffer.

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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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