DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

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File criminal suit against those who destroyed evidences: Dr KC

Published On: December 3, 2018 08:15 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Dec 3: Crusader for medical sector reforms Dr. Govinda KC has demanded that criminal lawsuit be brought against those involved in destroying evidences from the site where rape and murder victim Nirmala Panta’s body was found. He said such action would help track down the real culprit(s) involved in the rape and murder.

The 'difficult journey' to take Nirmala's father to Kathmandu

Published On: November 26, 2018 07:50 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Nov 26: Yagyaraj Pant, the father of rape and murder victim Nirmala, was brought to Kathmandu on Sunday for treatment after he showed signs of 'mental illness' within days of starting an indefinite sit-in, demanding justice for his daughter. However, the journey to bring him to the capital was fraught with difficulties and struggles.

Locals worried by increasing crime in province capital

Published On: November 20, 2018 07:54 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Nov 20: On Friday, Bijay Thapa, 25, of Dhangadhi-4 was found murdered in the compound of Hotel Kalash, which lies in front of the office of the province chief. Thapa, whose head was bleeding profusely, was seen being dragged by another youth Ashish Sethi. Meanwhile, Dipendra Chaudhary, who came out of his house after hearing the noise took Sethi to the police.

DNA of 4 more suspects fails to match

Published On: November 17, 2018 05:05 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KANCHANPUR, Nov 17: The DNA samples of four more suspects do not matched the sample taken from 13-year-old rape and murder victim Nirmala Pant.

Provincial minister was sacked for having 'illicit relations'

Published On: November 15, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Nov 15: A day after Social Development Minister of Far-western Province Dirgha Sodari was sacked, leaders close to the ruling Nepal Communist Party have said he was sacked for having 'illicit relationship' with a local woman.

Nirmala's parents start 'indefinite' sit-in protest

Published On: November 12, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KANCHANPUR, Nov 12: Demanding justice for their raped and murdered daughter, the parents of Nirmala Panta have started sit-in protest for 'indefinite period' in front of Kanchanpur District Administration Office (DAO) from Sunday.

Nirmala’s parents to begin ‘indefinite’ sit-in for justice today

Published On: November 11, 2018 09:00 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KANCHANPUR, Nov 11: With no progress apparent in the investigations, the parents of rape and murder victim Nirmala Panta are starting a sit-in protest for an indefinite period from Sunday in Mahendranagar, district headquarters of Kanchanpur.

Zero progress in Nirmala rape, murder investigation

Published On: November 2, 2018 02:05 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KANCHANPUR, Nov 2: Friday marks the 100th day of teenage Nirmala Pant's rape and subsequent murder. Despite the change in the leadership of Kanchanpur police, formation of multiple probe committees and protests from all quarters to create pressure for prompt delivery of justice, Nirmala's case remains an unsolved mystery with zero progress in the investigation.

Rift among Nirmala case protesters in Kanchanpur

Published On: October 30, 2018 07:24 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KANCHANPUR, Oct 30: Women rights activists and locals resumed their protests on Monday, demanding justice for Kanchanpur teenager Nirmala Pant who was raped and murdered over three months ago. However, the protesters are now sharply divided into two major factions.

With increase in VAW, over 1,700 females in self-defense training

Published On: October 7, 2018 09:17 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, Oct 7: With the incidence of rape and sexual assault unabated in different parts of the country, around 1,700 women have joined a week of self-defense training in Kailai district. The training is said to be the first of its kind in the far-western region.

Probe committee member KC attacked by unidentified group

Published On: September 30, 2018 06:20 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KAILALI, Sept 30: The member of the probe committee formed to investigate Nirmala rape and murder case, Birendra KC has been attacked by an unidentified group.

General strike imposed against declaration of Godavari as Province 7 capital

Published On: September 30, 2018 04:10 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Sept 30: An indefinite general strike has been imposed in Dhanghadhi since Saturday against the decision of the provincial assembly to name Province 7 as Far-western and establish its permanent capital in Godavari.

NC and RJPN lawmakers disrupt provincial meeting

Published On: September 28, 2018 12:56 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Sept 28: Main opposition party, Nepali Congress(NC) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) lawmakers disrupted the Province-7 provincial meeting. They disrupted regarding the proposal of a new capital for Province 7.

High-level panel on Nirmala rape, murder presenting report today

Published On: September 25, 2018 07:22 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KANCHANPUR, Sept 25: The high-level committee formed to probe Nirmala Panta rape and murder case is set to present its report to Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa on Tuesday.

25 rapes in Province 7 after Nirmala rape, murder

Published On: September 24, 2018 07:24 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Sept 24: People across the country have been protesting on a daily basis to show their solidarity with the family members of Nirmala Panta in their quest for seeking justice for the rape and murder of the thirteen-year-old teenager of Kanchapur.

Discrimination in compensation for rape victims

Published On: September 21, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Sept 21: The local unit, as well as the provincial and federal governments, decided to provide compensation to the family of 13-year-old Nirmala Pant, who was raped and murdered around two months ago in Bhimdatta Municipality of Kanchanpur.

Nirmala's parents return home with slim hope of justice

Published On: September 19, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KANCHANPUR, Sept 19: Parents of 13-year-old Nirmala Pant, who was raped and murdered almost two months ago in Kanchapur district, returned home on Tuesday after meeting the prime minister, the home minister and the inspector general of police (IGP), requesting them to deliver justice.

Why did police ‘destroy’ evidence?

Published On: September 17, 2018 07:39 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KANCHANPUR, Sept 17: Monday marks the 53rd day of the rape and murder of Kanchanpur teenager Nirmala Panta. Yet, there has been no breakthrough in the investigation into the case and police are nowhere close to nabbing the culprit(s).

Kanchanpur worried about protests losing steam

Published On: September 15, 2018 07:40 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KANCHANPUR, Sept 14: Local women right activists have expressed serious concerns over the Nirmala Panta rape case after the parents of the raped and murdered teenager moved to Kathmandu instead of mounting pressure on local investigators. They have warned that this move could cause a serious backlash to the campaign aimed at holding the real rapist and murderer accountable.

Mentally unstable Bista released after DNA failed to match

Published On: September 12, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Sept 12: Police on Tuesday released Dilip Singh Bista, one of the accused in the rape and murder of teenager Nirmala Panta in Kanchanpur, after Bista's DNA failed to match DNA samples found on the raped girl.