Kanchanpur probe report in

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sep 26, 2018-

The five-member team led by Director General of the Department of Prison Management Hari Prasad Mainali submitted its probe report on the Nirmala Pant rape and murder case on Tuesday to Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa.

Mainali said they had looked into the preliminary investigation by officers who took up the rape and murder case first. The role of many officers was deemed suspicious as they were found to have tampered with evidence, he added.

“After a month-long investigation, we have submitted our report to the Home Ministry. The detailed report will assist the ministry in taking necessary steps and actions,” Mainali added. Home Ministry Press Coordinator Kiran Bhattarai quoted Minister Thapa as saying, “There will be no compromise on the case. There will be further investigations, which will be followed by necessary actions.”

Following the probe committee’s preliminary report submitted on September 15, the Home Ministry suspended five police officials. Sixty-one days since Nirmala’s body was found in a sugarcane field near her house, authorities have yet to trace the culprits. (PR)

Published: 26-09-2018 07:21

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