Probe panel formed to investigate death of protester in Bardibas

Published On: November 27, 2020 01:10 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The government has formed a three-member probe committee to investigate the death of a man protesting against the “rape” and murder of a minor in Bardibas Municipality in Mahottari district.

The Ministry of Home Affairs formed the three-member committee led by Under Secretary to probe the death of Buddhi Raj Neupane.

Neupane, a resident of Bardibas-1, was injured in police firing on Tuesday. He breathed his last in the course of treatment at Grande Hospital in Kathmandu. 

Following the “rape” and murder of a six-year-old Gulbasha (Gulab Sah) Khatun, agitated locals had protested in Bardibas demanding strict action against the culprit. Police had fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowd that obstructed a section of the East-West Highway in Bardibas.

On Monday, the dead body of Khatun was found packed in a sack in Bardibas near the house of the missing minor.  She had gone missing from the neighborhood of her house on Sunday evening.

Police have already arrested 26-year-old Arun Kumar Sah of Gaushala Municipality-5 on the charge of murdering the girl. After the situation in Bardibas went out of control, the local administration had also imposed curfew till Thursday.


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