The locals have shut down the market and shops in Mahendra Nagar along with the demonstration accusing the administration of by making public Dilip Bista as a murderer of Nirmala Pant. Dilip Bista is mentally ill person and locals accused administration attempting to give immunity to the real murderer by alleging Bista as a murderer of Nirmala.
After the agitation, Mahendranagar market is completely closed and all transportation and teaching institutes are affected.
The agitators have burnt tires in the middle of the street and attempted to cordon the District Administration Office and ward police office. While attempting to cordon, police intervened and even used few cells of tear gas to control the mob.
On the first day of demonstration on August 21, Manju Giri of Bhimdatta Municipality-18 was injured in a clash with police.
She is undergoing treatment at Mahakali Zonal Hospital. Nirmala Panta, 13 of Bhimdatta Municipality-2, Numbukheda was killed after rape on July 27 by unidentified person. Her body was recovered by police near the sugarcane field at Bhimdatta Municipality-18 on July 27.
Komal Niranjann Bhatt