KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Former Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang has demanded that the government take the initiative toward formulating a provision of death penalty against those convicted of rape and corruption crimes.
BHIMDUTTANAGAR, Aug 24: The police said that it would move ahead in connection to the rape and subsequent murder case of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta in consultation and coordination with the agitating side, said Superintendent of Police Kuber Kadayat, the new police chief of the District Police Office, Kanchanpur.
KATHMANDU, Aug 24: As protesters in Kanchanpur continue to demand the true culprit behind the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta, 13, be arrested,Twitter users have also urged for the same. As a result, #JusticeForNirmala has trended on the social media platform.
KATHMANDU, Aug 24: The 12-hour curfew imposed in Mahendranagar from Thursday evening has been lifted. The District Security Committee lifted the curfew at 6 AM today. A curfew was clamped from 5 PM yesterday.
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 24: Durga Devi Pant of Bhimdutta Municipality-18 became anxious after her 13- year-old daughter Nirmala, who had gone to her friend Roshani Bam's house in the morning of July 26, hadn't returned by evening . She, along with the villagers, requested the police to look into the matter. She remained at the police station till 2 AM to get them to do something. But the police dismissed her requests.
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.
MAHENDRANAGAR, Aug 23: With the locals continuing protest against the police for ‘framing’ a mentally ill person in the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta, Mahendranagar remained tense even on Wednesday.