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The parents of teenage rape and murder victim, Nirmala Pant, have fallen ill in course of their protest. The couple, however, have refused to leave their sit-in camp, outside the Kanchanpur District Administration Office in Mahendranagar, for treatment.
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Scores of people from Dhangadhi, Nepalgunj, Butwal, Chitwan, Kathmandu, and other parts of the country have reached Kanchanpur to join in on an indefinite sit-in protest launched to press the authorities to identify and arrest the perpetrators involved in the rape and murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta.
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Frustrated by months of inaction and a lack of progress on identifying the perpetrators, the parents of Nirmala Pant, who was raped and murdered in Kanchanpur, began an indefinite sit-in before the Kanchanpur District Administration Office (DAO) on Sunday.
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Family members of Nirmala Pant, who was raped and murdered in Kanchanpur on July 26, say the government was too lenient on the two police officers under whose command possible clues and evidence related to the case were destroyed.
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Nepali men from various districts of Sudur Paschim and Karnali provinces have started to leave for India for jobs with the end of Dashain festival.
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A team formed to investigate the police officials who had misled the probe into the rape and murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Pant has arrived in Kanchanpur to meet with the stakeholders. The team collected information from Nirmala’s family, activists, civil society leaders and journalists.
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