Nirmala's father brought to Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: Yagya Raj Panta, father of rape and murder victim 13-year-old Nirmala Panta, has been brought to Kathmandu for treatment after he developed mental disorder along with physical illness.

Panta has been taken to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital for mental health screening on Sunday evening.

It has been learnt that Panta, his wife and two others arrived Kathmandu in an ambulance.

Yagya Raj, who showed signs of mental illness, has been brought to Kathmandu under influence of sedative after he was denied boarding a flight from Dhangadi Airport, yesterday.

He had been taking part in an indefinite sit-in in front of Kanchanpur District Administration Office for 14 days, demanding that those who raped and murdered his daughter be nabbed and brought to justice.

He has developed mental health disorder, as grueling hours of sit-in and a volley of questions fired at him everyday regarding the heinous crime have left him disturbed, according to Panta's relative.