Nirmala rape and murder case: two police officials suspended

Kathmandu, Oct 8 – The Police Headquarters in Kathmandu has suspended two police officials involved in the investigation into the case related to the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Harsingh Dhami and police constable Chadani Saud, who were working in the District Police Office, Kanchanpur district, have been suspended due to their gross negligence in the investigation. They were assigned to investigate in the field in connection to the rape and murder case of teenager Panta.
13-year-old Panta of Bhimduttanagr Municipality in Kanchanpur district was raped and murdered on July 26 and her dead body was found at a sugarcane field the next day.
The suspension has come following the recommendations furnished by the probe committed formed to investigate into the rape and murder case of Panta.
Spokesperson of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police, Shailesh Thapa said that Dhami and Saud were suspended in accordance to the by rule 6 ( A) and (C) of Rule no. 115 of Nepal Police Regulations-2071 BS.
Earlier, the Ministry of Home Affairs had suspended five police officials, including then Superintendent of Police (SP) of Kanchanpur, Dilli Raj Bista, citing their mishandling of the rape and murder case and real culprit behind the crime has not been ascertained.


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