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Traffic resumes at Narayangadh-Muglin road section

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KATHMANDU — The vehicular movement along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section resumed after landslide debris was removed from Khalikhola area.

The landslide struck at 4:00 am blocking traffic movement and was cleared at 7:30 am. The road has started resuming from both the side, Chitwan’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Basanta Bahadur Kunwar said.

The vehicles that were stranded for at least two hours have headed to their destinations, police said. More than 7,000 vehicles pass by this section of the highway every day.

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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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