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Update: Death toll reaches 23 in Khotang bus accident

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KHOTANG — The death toll reached to 23 when a bus bound to Kathmandu from Khotang plunged approximately 300 meters down the road at Kavrepani Bhir in Khotang on Tuesday morning.

Police Inspector Saroj Rai of the District Police Office, Khotang, said that 31 individuals have been rescued alive.

Injured passengers are being rescued by a joint team of police and locals and sent to a health post in Halesi for treatment, Rai added.

It has been learnt that the number of passengers on board the bus was 28 initially. However, the number increased to 70 when some passengers boarded the bus on their way.

The bus (Ba 2 Kha 6376) had left for Kathmandu at around 5 this morning.

Police has been trying to find the cause behind the accident.

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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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