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Two of same family killed in Taplejung landslide

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BHOJPUR — Two members from a same family died when a landslide triggered by torrential rainfall buried a house at Taplejung Municipality-8 in the early hours of Tuesday.

The deceased have been identified as Man Kumar Tamang’s four-year-old daughter Ansu Tamang and three-year-old son Amrit Tamang.

Man Kumar’s wife Sita Tamang (30) and elder daughter Asmita Tamang (12) were critically injured in the incident, according to the District Police Office, Taplejung.

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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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