Kanchanpur– Bhimdattanagar, the district headquarters of Kanchanpur, remained tense today, too, as locals continue to stage a demonstration, demanding the arrest of ‘real’ perpetrator (s) in the rape and murder of a local 13-year-old girl.

Nirmala Panta of Kholti of Bhimdatta municipality-2 was murdered after rape a few weeks ago. Her body was recovered on July 27 from a sugarcane field.

The police here on Monday arrested a person with mental illness on the charge of his involvement in the crime. The locals have accused the police of arresting an innocent person with an intention of protecting ‘real’ criminal. They held demonstrations Monday also.

The locals today gathered in front of the District Administration Office, Kanchanpur, protesting against the police move and clamouring for justice to the victim family by bringing perpetrator (s) to book. The demonstrators and police engaged in a brief clash. Police resorted to the release of two rounds of tear gas shell to disperse the crowd. According to District Police Office, Kanchanpur’s Deputy Superintendent of Police, Gyan Bahadur Sety, two demonstrators have been taken under control. The Bhimdatta folks have been demonstrating since the incident, demanding the arrest of guilty. RSS