Bam-sisters taken into custody for interrogation

KANCHANPUR: Police have arrested Roshani Bam and her elder sister Anita Bam to conduct interrogations on the mystery surrounding Nirmala Panta’s rape and murder.

An arrest warrant was issued against the Bam-sisters following which they were held for further interrogation, Superintendent of Police at Kanchanpur District Police Office Kuber Kathayat said.

The 13-year-old teenager had left for Roshani’s place on a cycle to complete her homework and to fetch a notebook. She never returned.

The minor was found dead in a sugarcane field the following day. Nirmala was raped before the culprits silenced her.

The district police has failed to conduct a scientific investigation and produce logical findings on the case even after  a month since Nirmala’s death.

Kanchanpur locals were enraged after the police made public a mentally-unsound person as the perpetrator on the 26th day of the incident.

On Saturday, protest programmes were held at Dipayal, Dhangadhi, Attariya, Dadeldhura, Jhallari, Bellauri seeking justice for the victim.

The Kanchanpur residents accuse the administration of suppressing the demonstrators instead of finding the guilty.

On Friday, a minor boy was killed after police opened fire at the protesters. The situation has worsened in the district following the boy’s unfortunate death.

Curfew at large

The curfew order issued by Kailali District Administration for an indefinite period has been extended.

According to Deputy Chief District Officer Shankar Bista, curfew has not been lifted in view of the rising tensions in the district.

Three injured being treated in Seti hospital, two referred to Kohalpur

The police had opened fire at the protestors on Friday which killed one teenager while injuring many. Of the injured, Chetan Bhatta, Kabindra Singh and Damodar Khatri are receiving treatment at the Seti Zonal Hospital in Dhangadhi whereas Prakash Chataut and Umesh Deuba have been referred to Kohalpur Medical College, according to Seti Hospital’s Dr Govinda Rawat.

Meanwhile, Mayor of Dhangadhi sub-metropolis Nrip Bahadur Wod has instructed the concerned authorities to leave no stone unturned in the treatment of the injured.

Relatives claim 14-year-old Khuna's body

Relatives of 14-year-old Sunny Khuna have collected his body on Saturday, a day after the teenager was killed during police firing on Friday. His father Bir Bahadur Khuna collected his body. Khuna’s last rites are likely to take place today.

Khuna’s father has demanded justice for his son.