KATHMANDU, July 2: When Sarbendra Khanal was the Inspector General of Nepal Police (IGP), Thakur Gyawaly, the current IGP was one of the senior investigating officers deployed to resolve the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta. Both the IGPs had said in interviews in February that the Nirmala case will be a top priority. While Khanal had stated that 'the police has already come to a conclusion on its part and only some legal processes remain for the end result; Gyawaly had asserted that giving justice to Nirmala would be one of his topmost priorities.
Nirmala Panta’s rape and murder must have been the only case that agitated the whole nation for justice in recent years, which brought people from various walks of life to the street protests, which dominated media landscape and which attracted attention of the international community.
KATHMANDU, July 26: Durga Devi Panta has said that she is hopeful the perpetrators of her daughter's rape and murder will be brought to justice despite disappointment over the lack of progress so far in the investigations.
KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Hundreds of people staged a demonstration at Maitighar Mandala in Kathmandu on Saturday, demanding justice for Nirmala Panta, the schoolgirl who was raped and subsequently murdered four months ago in Kanchanpur.
KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC on Monday warned that he will stage a 16th fast-unto-death if action is not taken against the guilty in the rape and murder of Nirma Panta and also if the agreements signed between him and the government are not implemented.