Pant murder probe failure: Police detain 11 demonstrators from Sheetal Niwas

A poster that activists demanding justice for Nirmala Pant prepared on a bag

Kathmandu, December 6

Nepal Police on Thursday detained 11 members of a youth group who were staging a protest in front of the President’s Office, Sheetal Niwas, in Maharajgunj of Kathmandu.

They demonstrators,¬†who wore black bands around their heads with ‘I Nirmala’ slogan, had launched the protest against the government’s failure to conclude investigations into the rape and murder of Nirmala Pant in Kanchanpur around five months ago.

The demonstrators had scheduled the protest this afternoon as President Bidya Devi Bhandari was coming home from a formal trip to Poland.

The detainees have been now kept at the custody of Maharajgunj-based Metropolitan Police Circle. DSP Phanindra Prasain says they will be released soon.

Published on December 6th, Thursday, 2018 2:14 PM

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