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Government still clueless on Nirmala’s rape and murder case

By Our Reporter
It has been four months since 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur was raped and killed in Kanchanpur, but the government has failed to find the culprits. In four months, what the government did was the sacking of two police officers—SP Dilli Raj Bista and police inspector Jagadish Bhatta for their negligence during the investigation.
The two police officers were accused of destroying the evidences by the parents and locals. However, even after their sacking, the parents of Panta and right activists smelt rat in the government move. They said the government sacked the two police officers to divert the attention of the people from the case. Nirmala’s father Yagya Raj said that sacking police officers was not their demand but arresting the culprits.
While the government in Kathmandu sacked the two police officers, the parents and right activists in Kanchanpur took to the street demanding similar actions against three other police officers involved in the investigation of the case.
They have demanded sacking of DSPs Angur GC and Gyan Bahadur Sethi as well as inspector Ekendra Khadka.
With the sacking of Bista and Bhatta, the case has become more mysterious and it looks likely that the culprits of the case will never be traced.

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