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Continuous riverbank erosion at Kutiyakhabar Village in Mahakali Municipality-10, Kanchanpur, is threatening to wipe out a large area of farmland.
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It has been 54 days since the rape and murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta in Bhimdutta Municipality-18, Kanchanpur.
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Absolving suspects Dilip Singh Bista, Roshani Bam and her sister Babita, on Tuesday, of their alleged complicity in the rape and murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta narrows the ongoing investigation, Kanchanpur police said on Wednesday.
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Kanchanpur District Police on Tuesday released three suspects after forensic tests showed no evidence of their complicity in the rape and murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta.Police had detained Dilip Singh Bista, Roshani Bam and her sister Babita to investigate the case that has sparked national outrage and censure of rights groups.Superintendent of Police Kuber Kadayat said, “We have released Bista and Bam sisters as there is not enough evidence to file cases against them. They would be kept under police surveillance as the investigation continues.”
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A member of the government panel formed to probe the rape and murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta has resigned, citing security threat to himself and his family.
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The Kanchanpur District Court on Sunday extended the judicial remand of Dilip Singh Bista, a mentally ill person that Kanchanpur police claim to have raped and murdered 13-year-old Nirmala Panta, by four days.
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