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VP Pun returns home

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KATHMANDU — Vice-president Nanda Bahadur Pun returned home on Thursday evening concluding his week-long official visit to China.

VP Pun, who left for China on June 10, attended the fourth China-South Asian Fair and 24th Kunming Export Import Trade Fair there.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli got VP Pun at the VVIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa, Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai, Minister for Home Affairs Shakti Bahadur Basnet were also present on the occasion.

Similarly, Chief Secretary Somlal Subedi, Heads of the diplomatic missions in Nepal and their officials, secretaries of the government of Nepal, Chiefs of security bodies- Nepal Police, the Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department- were also at the Airport to receive VP Pun.

A contingent of Nepal Army presented a guard of honor to the VP.


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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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