BHIMDATTANAGAR, Aug 26: Curfew order has been imposed at Bhimdatta municipality of Kanchanpur. Tensions have run high here since the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Pant of Kholti of Bhimdatta municipality-2. Her body was retrieved from a sugarcane field on July 27.
KANCHANPUR, Aug 26: Fourteen-year-old Shani Khuna of Bhagatpur, Bhimdatta municipality, who was killed in police firing a few days ago during the people's demonstrations against the rape and murder of local Nirmala Pant, was cremated today. Earlier, the government offered the status of martyrdom to the boy, announcing to give Rs one million each to the families of both Khuna and Pant.
KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Amnesty International (AI) Nepal, an international human rights watchdog, has urged the Nepal government to exercise maximum restraints while enforcing laws to calm the Kanchanpur unrest.
KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Five people were injured after police opened fire on demonstrators in Kanchanpur district on Friday afternoon. According to police a condition of a protestor among those injured is said to be critical.
KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Lawmakers have demanded serious investigations into the murder after the rape of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta, in Kanchanpur district earlier this month. They drew the attention of parliament to the eruption of protests in the district Thursday.
KANCHANPUR, Aug 23: The local administration has enforced a 12-hour curfew in Mahendranagar and surrounding areas of Kanchanpur district after eight persons including six protesters and two police were injured in a clash on Thursday afternoon.
KATHMANDU, Aug 23: The Ministry of Home Affairs has pulled back Chief District Officer of Kanchanpur district Kumar Bahadur Khadka after eight people including two police officials were injured in a clash with police in the course of protest against Nirmala rape and murder case on Thursday.
KANCHANPUR, Aug 23: At least eight people including two police officials were injured after police opened fire on protesters while they were staging demonstration demanding arrest of the culprit involved in the rape and murder case of Nirmala Panta on Thursday.