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Nirmala Pant rape and murder case: DSP Angur GC surrenders before court

- BHAWANI BHATTA, KANCHANPUR

Mar 25, 2019-

Angur GC, a former deputy superintendent of police, who is accused of torture and evidence tampering in Nirmala Pant rape and murder case, surrendered before the court on Monday.

Kanchanpur District Court registrar Hari Krishna Awasthi informed that preparations are underway to record the statement of the accused.

The former DSP was on the run after the Office of District Attorney lodged a case, on March 6, against eight police officials for their alleged involvement in torture and evidence destruction during investigation into Nirmala’s rape and murder.

The court, on March 10, had issued an ultimatum to arrest the then Kanchanpur police chief SP Dilli Raj Bista and GC within 35 days.

Earlier on Sunday, the court ordered the release Bista, who was also absconding and surrendered before the court on March 19, on Rs1.05 million bail. Six other accused police officers were freed on March 14 on bail.

Nirmala, 13, was raped and murdered on July 26 last year in Bhimdutta Municipality, Kanchanpur. Bista was the chief of Kanchanpur police then.

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Durga Devi Pant, mother of Nirmala, on December 18 last year had filed a public offence case against Bista and seven other police officials for evidence destruction.

Khadak Singh Bista, brother of Dilip Singh Bista, who was arrested and projected as the perpetrator, had filed a separate case against four police officials including Dilli Bista accusing them of torture in custody.

Dilip Singh was later released after he was found innocent.

It’s been eight months since the Nirmala rape and murder case but the police are nowhere close to solving it. Investigation teams formed by the government to look into the matter found that the police had bungled the handling of the case.

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Published: 25-03-2019 17:57

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