Govt told to take action against those involved in murdering Panta, snapping ‘tuin’ over Mahakali River

KATHMANDU: The State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of the House of Representatives on Thursday directed the government to take action against those involved in the murder of Nirmala Panta at the earliest.

A committee meeting held at Singha Durbar  directed the government to book the culprit (s) as soon as possible saying that three years have already been passed since Panta of Bhimdatta Municipality-2 in Kanchanpur district was raped and murdered, but whereabouts of the culprit(s) is still unknown.

Panta, who had gone to her friend Roshani Bam’s house to complete her school homework on July 26, 2018, was found dead in a sugarcane field near her house the next day.  Later, police said that Pant had been raped and murdered subsequently.

Committee Chairperson Shashi Shrestha said that the committee has also directed the government to find out the whereabouts of Jaya Singh Dhami, who went missing in the Mahakali River after a member of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) of India allegedly dismantled an improvised cable crossing locally known as ‘tuin’. The Committee also directed the concerned authority to take action against those involved in the incident.

Jay Singh Dhami of Darchula went missing after one of the members of SSB allegedly snapped the rope of an improvised cable crossing while he was trying to cross the Mahakali River on July 30.

Earlier on August 10, Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota had also issued a ruling directing the government to provide information about the whereabouts of Jaya Singh Dhami.

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