Lawmakers concerned about increasing incidents of rape and murder

KATHMANDU: Province 7 lawmakers on Sunday have expressed serious concern about increasing incidents of rape and murder in the province.

Citing the recent rape and murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta in Kanchanpur, parliamentarians speaking at the provincial assembly demanded stern actions against the culprit while accusing the government of failing to provide security to people.

Repeated incidents of heinous crimes in the region in recent days have proved that the government has failed to provide security to people, Nepali Congress Parliamentary Party Leader Rana Bahadur Rawal opined.

Rawal accused the government of failing to maintain peace and security in the region, citing recent rape and murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta, Maya BK in Kanchanpur, and murder of 17-year-old Kalpana Bista in Kailali.

Likewise, Chief Whip of ruling party NCP (NCP), Tara Lama Tamang, drew the attention of the provincial government towards curbing violence and murder.

In defence, State Minister of Internal Affairs and Law, Prakash Bahadur Malla said that the government is able to maintain law and order in the region while accepting that the region is witnessing an increase in crime.

“Although there has been a rise in crime in the region, the government has brought culprits to justice,” said the Minister.

CIB to probe 13-year-old teen's rape and murder case

A three-man-team of sleuths from Central Investigation Bureau has reached Mahendranagar on Sunday to initiate a probe into the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl.

A team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police, Angur GC travelled to Mahendranagar after the locals and local representative demanded a CIB investigation into the case.

The victim hailing from Bhimdutta Municipality-2 was found murdered after rape at a sugar cane field in the municipality.