PALPA, Nov 27: Locals in Tansen on Sunday protested against the police for failing to arrest the culprits behind the alleged murder of Binu Pulami of Heklang VDC-6 of the district.
A policeman and three protesters were injured in the clash after the law enforcement agency resorted to baton charge at the protesters at the district headquarters.
Among the injured, Amar Bahadur Thada of Heklang-6, who received injuries in his head, is undergoing treatment at District Hospital, Palpa. Condition of the other injured in the clash is reported to be normal.
After going through the town, protesters had staged a sit-in in front of District Administration Office, Palpa. They have vented their ire at the police for failing to arrest those behind the alleged murder.
Binu’s brother, Bhadra Pulami accused the local administration of protecting the culprits.
Meanwhile, Chief District Officer, police chiefs and leaders of political parties discussed the matter. During the meeting, political leaders demanded that the guilty should be brought to book.
All the education institutions in the district have remained closed today to press the local administration for expediting the investigation into the case.
Binu had gone missing since the Dashian festival. Binu had tied the knot with a boy from an upper caste family four years ago. She had been facing torture and violence since the family did not accept her on the ground of belonging to lower caste.
On Thursday, Binu’s kin had filed a case at the police station, claiming that she was murdered. The truth unfolded after the kin of Binu claimed that the body found by the police near Ramdighat on October 20 was Binu‘s.
As the body could not be indentified at the beginning, District Police Office, Palpa had handed over the body to Tansen Municipality. Tansen Municipality had buried the body near the Ramdighat.
The family identified the body based on her garment and photo.
Binu’s husband Dipendra Basyal of Tahu-7, his parents have been stated as defendants in the petition.