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DNA test of home minister’s son sought

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Nepali Congress’ youth wing Nepal Tarun Dal taking out a rally against the government in Dhangadi, Kailali, on Monday, January 28, 2019. Photo: THT

Dhangadi, January 28

Nepali Congress’ youth wing Nepal Tarun Dal has sought a DNA test of Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa’s son in connection with the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur.

Speaking at a protest meeting organised by the organisation in Dhangadi, Kailali, today, NTD central Chairperson Jitjung Basnet dared the government to conduct a DNA test of home minister Ram Bahadur Thapa’s son.

“Everyone knows what type of person the home minister’s son is, so it’s he who must have been behind the rape and murder,” Basnet argued, accusing the government of trying to orchestrate a drama to save him from possible arrest.

The NTD leader called the government the protector of criminals.

“How should we take a government that is ready to allow a man who didn’t flinch a bit while burning on-duty security persons alive as an MP?” asked the leader. Further, Basnet claimed his organisation was capable of toppling the government from the street.

“I want to say to our party president that he can just give us the order and we will readily overthrow the government through street protests,” he said.

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A version of this article appears in print on January 29, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


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