Home Minister: Can’t completely control crimes like Nirmala Pant murder

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa during a press conference in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Kathmandu, July 23

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa says the government cannot completely control criminal incidents like the rape and murder of Nirmala Pant, a 13-year-old girl from Kanchanpur district of far-western Nepal.

As the first anniversary of the notorious case is approaching closer, Home Minister says such cases existed in the past and they are likely to continue in the future also.

Speaking at a press meet organised at the Ministry on Tuesday, Thapa also claimed the Nirmala Pant case was politicised. He added that the Ministry was not involved in protecting the criminals.

“This case is neither new nor the first of its kind,” he said, “Nirmala cases existed in the past, they exist today and will be there in the future. We cannot completely control such crimes.”

However, he maintained that the government was committed to bring the culprits to book.

The Minister claimed that police were able to arrest and take action against the culprits of around 95 per cent criminal cases of the country.

Published on July 23rd, Tuesday, 2019 12:59 PM

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