Polce say they are narrowing scope of investigation


Police say they are narrowing the scope of investigation into the murder of teenager Bhagirathi Bhatta and are optimistic regarding cracking the case, soon.

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According to Spokesperson of Sudur Pashchim Province Police, Senior Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh, the police are close to cracking the case since the preliminary investigations were carried out satisfactorily.

"Based on the shreds of evidence collected from the incident site, we can say that the investigation has been satisfactory so far and we will soon make public our findings as the scope of investigation is narrowing down," SSP Singh shared.

As per the situational examinations conducted so far, the police have derived the conclusion that the teenager was raped prior to being murdered.

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Along with the provincial police, a team of Central Investigation Bureau led by Deputy Superintendent of Police is carrying out the investigation.

Meanwhile, the chief of Province Police Deputy Inspector General Uttam Kumar Subedi has left for Baitadi from Dhangadhi on Sunday morning.

Bhagirathi, who had gone missing after leaving from school on Wednesday, was found dead in a nearby community forest.

Protests in Attariya demanding justice for Bhagirathi

People have taken to the streets demanding fair investigation into the case to ensure justice for the victim.

Students have been staging demonstrations asking for speedy investigation and to bring the culprit to books. The protesters are also demanding that the culprit be made public.