Former PM Bhattarai visits Nirmala Panta's father at TUTH

Published On: November 27, 2018 06:30 AM NPT

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Naya Shakti Party Nepal coordinator and former prime minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai visited Yagya Raj Panta, the father of rape victim Nirmala Panta who was found murdered in Kanchanpur, and inquired about his health at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital on Monday.

Yagya Raj has recently started developing symptoms of mental disorder amidst days-long protests he has been staging, to seek justice for his daughter.

"We have to stand with Nirmala Panta's parents who have been waging sit-ins for their daughter's justice. This case has already become a common agenda for all aware and justice-loving Nepali people. Let's join hands with them," Bhattarai tweeted after visiting Yagya Raj.

Yagya Raj was recently brought to Kathmandu for treatment at TU Teaching Hospital after his mental problem became apparently severe. Yaga Raj and his wife Durga started 24-hour sit-in protest in front of Kanchanpur District Administration Office from November 11. In course of protest for justice, Yagya Raj fell ill.

Nirmala Panta, the 13-year-old girl from Bhimdutta Municipality-2 of Kanchanpur, went missing on July 26 after she had gone to her friend Roshani Bam's house earlier that day. Her body was found the next day in a sugarcane field. Postmortem report revealed that the teenager had been raped and strangled to death.

However, the government has failed to find the criminal(s) involved in the case.

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