Rural Municipality Accused for the Death of a Woman in Labour

Madan Tamang, a local, has alleged that Velku Tamang, 37, of Chankheli Rural Municipality-5, Nepka, died at his house on April 12 after the Chankheli Rural Municipality failed to give a timely recommendation for an airlift to take her to Surkhet for further treatment. She had been in labor for…

April 15, 2021  
Court Orders 19 Years’ of Imprisonment to the Guilty of Rape

The Dailekh District Court has sentenced Deepak BK, 22, of Bandeu Tole in Dullu Municipality-4 to 19 years' imprisonment and fined NRs 100,000 as compensation for raping a 13-year-old girl. The guilty was also charged NRs 2,200 for the victim's relief fund Indra Bahadur Karki informed that the verdict was…

April 11, 2021  
Complaint Filed Against Rape Accused

A complaint was lodged against the 49-year-old father-in-law for raping his 27-year-old daughter-in-law on April 4, 2021. The victim was raped on March 13, 2021. Inspector Indrajit Sunar of the District Police Office Dailekh said that search for the absconding accused and investigation into the incident has been started. The…

April 5, 2021  
Human Rights Defender filed Complaint against Misbehaviour

Dhanakumari Pokharel Shahi, 38, of Singaudi, Municipality-2 has lodged a complaint against Jaya Bahadur Shahi, 48, on April 2. Dhanakumari, a teacher by profession is appointed as the Principal of Rastriya Primary School. Jaya Bahadur Shahi, who is also the chairperson of the school management committee, had asked to hand…

April 5, 2021  
Farmers Demand Compensation for Distributing Fake Saplings

Farmers have demanded compensation saying that the Kankasundari rural municipality has distributed fake saplings. The farmers have demanded compensation after it was confirmed that the rural municipality had procured the seedlings through tender but did not do the grafting. Punna Budha, a farmer of Kankasundari-4 Lakepar, complained that he had…

April 4, 2021  
Formation of Human Rights Defenders Network

A 13-member District Human Rights Defenders Network has been formed on March 26 under the coordination of Dilli Prasad Chaulagain under the Human Rights Defenders Empowerment Program run by Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC). Dakshina Shahi, Misira Shahi, Ramesh Sunar, Sangeeta Wali, Asodha BK, Tularaj Pandey, Kapure BK, Avisara Adhikari,…

April 1, 2021  
Domestic Violence Accused Arrested

Anita Agri, 26, of Jaldain in Athabiskot Municipality-9 has lodged a complaint against her husband Uday Agri, 29, at the District Police Office on March 30 with the charges of Domestic Violence. The victim lamented that her husband had always beaten her and the last time she was beaten with…

March 31, 2021  
Sexual Abuse Accused Arrested

Netra Prasad Adhikari, 30, of Bhagwati Rural Municipality-1, Pagnath has been arrested by the police on March 25 for sexually abusing an 18-year-old girl. He was arrested on the basis of information that he was hiding in the village, said Inspector Indrajit Sunar, Information Officer at the District Police Office,…

March 26, 2021  
INSEC Provides Support to Victims of Violence

The Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) Karnali Province Office Surkhet has provided financial assistance of Rs 10,000 to Sita Kumari Bhandari, 33, of Bheriganga Municipality-11, a victim of domestic violence. INSEC Karnali Province Coordinator Narayan Subedi said that financial assistance was provided to the victim on March 23 to take…

March 24, 2021  
Lack of Employment Opportunities Lead to Labour

Lal Bahadur Thapa of Valchaur of Darma rural municipality has been bearing his education expenses by laboring near the river bank. He said that he completed his high school by extracting sand from the river bank after reaching Sarada Municipality-1 to get higher education after completing SEE in a local…

March 22, 2021