Dhangadhi: Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Purushottam Kandel has assumed the responsibility of the Far Western State Police Chief. DIG Kandel, who was transferred to Dhangadhi only on Thursday, has assumed the responsibility of the state police chief.
After the Ministry of Home Affairs transferred Uttam Raj Subedi, DIG of the Far Western Provincial Police Office, Dipayal, to the Kathmandu Valley Police Office, Ranipokhari a few days ago, Kandel has been sent to the Far Western Province by the Nepal Police Headquarters.
Arriving in Dhangadhi, DIG Kandel said that he would focus on the investigation into the rape and murder of Nirmala Pant, a teenager from Kanchanpur. "Rape and murder of Nirmala is a heinous crime," DIG Kandel told Dinesh Khawar. "The case is still under investigation. This is a priority incident for the Nepal Police. It only took time for the results to come."
He said that it would take a long time to investigate the heinous crime, adding that it would be repeated from every angle. Crime investigation is not like physical construction. It can be said that so much progress has been made in physical construction. But only after the results of the criminal investigation are seen, 100 percent progress is seen. Otherwise, it is zero percent.
Nirmala Pant, a 13-year-old girl from Bhimdatta Municipality, Kanchanpur, was killed after being raped in July 2075. The body of Kishori Pant, who went missing from a friend's house in Mahendranagar on July 31, was found in a local sugarcane field the next day.
The locals had protested saying that the police was negligent in the murder. A young man was also shot dead during a protest against police.