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Police to intensify probe into Kanchanpur rape case, says dist new police chief

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Bhimduttanagar, Aug 24 – The police would move ahead in connection to the rape and subsequent murder case of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta in consultation and coordination with the agitating side, said Superintendent of Police Kuber Kadayat, the new police chief of the District Police Office, Kanchanpur.
The 13-year-old girl from Kholti, Bhimdutta Municipality-2 was found murdered in a sugarcane field near her friend’s house at Nimbukheda, Bhimduttanagar Municipality-18, on the morning of July 27, a day after she went missing. She had gone to her friend’s house to do her school home work on July 26.
The Kanchanpur District Police Chief Kadayat, who arrived here on Thursday night to assume his office, said the police would move ahead by taking into account the opinions and suggestions from all sides regarding the murder case. He added that the government has also accorded high priority to this incident.
“A situation might come in which this incident has to be investigated from a new angle,” the Kanchanpur police chief said. He also urged the agitating side and the locals to cooperate to the police in the investigation.
The curfew that was clamped in Kanchanpur on Thursday after the demonstrations by the victim’s relatives and supporters took a violent turn has been lifted from 5 am today. Police had to fire tear gas shells to bring the situation under control.
The locals had been protesting since last week, calling for bringing Nirmals’s murderers to book. They alleged that the police had not been prompt enough in investigating into the case and was not taking it seriously. The protesters had also demanded transfer of the Chief District Officer and the chief of the district police.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has assigned new Chief District Officer and the new district police chief. It has also formed a high-level investigation committee to look into the case.
The situation in Bhimduttanagar which was tense until Thursday has now become normal since the morning. The market has opened and transport has resumed.
The new police chief of the district said that an improved law and order situation in the district would contribute to the investigations into the case.

Bibeksheel Sajha expresses worry over Kanchanpur incident

Kathmandu, Aug 24 – The Bibeksheel Sajha Party has expressed its concern over the rising incidents of sexual harassment, rape and murder after rape.

Issuing a press statement today, the party spokesperson Ramesh Poudel, has also demanded stern action against the culprits involved in such heinous crimes and inhuman acts.

The party has demanded a stern action against those involved in the rape and subsequent murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Pant of Bhimduttanagar, Kanchanpur district.

The locals have intensified street-based protests since and local administration had enforced curfew in riot-prone areas Thursday.

The party has also urged all including party leaders, cadres and well-wishers to launch awareness raising programmes against such crimes in their respective surroundings and localities.


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