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Yet another teenage girl raped in Kanchanpur

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KANCHANPUR — At a time when the local people are protesting the rape and subsequent murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta in Kanchanpur, another teenager has been raped in Beldaandi Rural Municipality of the district.

A 16 years old girl of Beldandi Rural Municipality-1 was allegedly raped on Thursday night, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Krishnaraj Ojha, spokesperson for the District Police Office, Kanchanpur.

Reportedly, the victim was attending a puja (worship) at her home when a friend phoned her. Four friends of the victim then had come to meet her and one of her friends allegedly raped her, according to the preliminary investigation.

The boys came on a motorcycle and called the girl outside her home through phone. When she came out, she was forcefully taken to a place called Jabda, four kilometers away from her house.

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As per the statement of the victim, all four boys ran away after raping her.

“We are yet to ascertain if it is a case of gang rape or a single person committed the crime,” DSP Ojha said adding, “The victim is under police protection following medical tests.”

The victim told the police that she can identify two of the perpetrators, as she knows them. Police have expedited search for all four perpetrators who are currently at large.

The victim is currently receiving treatment at the nearby health institution and is fine., according to police.

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All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled

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KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.

All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.

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A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.

Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.

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