Police have arrested the main accused in the rape and murder of teenager Nirmala Panta of Bhimdutta municipality, Kanchanpur.
The joint team of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police and the investigation team of Province 7 arrested Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Bhimdutta-19, Khanna Chaurahi from his home on Saturday. Bista has been produced before the Kanchanpur District Court on Monday, according to an officer with the CIB.
The body of the 13-year-old, who had gone to a friend’s home for study on July 26, was found at a sugarcane field the next day.
Bista has a criminal background and had served a jail term for murder, according to police.
A three-member CIB team under DSP Angur GC was sent to Kanchanpur on July 30 to coordinate with the local police in the investigation.