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Two killed in Rupandehi lightning

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RUPANDEHI — A mother and her son died after they were struck by a lightning in Rupandehi on Thursday.

The deceased have been identified as Shubhawati Dhawal and her son Ramkesh of Mainhiya VDC-4.

The incident happened while they were working at their paddy field at around 8 pm yesterday.

Truly injured in the occurrence, the couple inhaled their last in course of treatment at the Bhairahawa-based Medical College, educated the District Police Office, Rupandehi.

Police said that two others were also injured in the incident. The injured have been identified as Sonmati Bhar (65) and Pradeep Dhawal.


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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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