Cases of rape, acid at­tack and mur­der con­tinue to in­crease

People's Review - - NEWS - By Our Re­porter

When the govern­ment and the po­lice ad­min­is­tra­tion have been fac­ing pub­lic wrath for their fail­ure to find the cul­prit be­hind the rape and mur­der of 13year-old Nir­mala Panta of Kan­chan­pur, more cases of rape, mur­der and acid at­tacks have been re­ported from across the coun­try. When the peo­ple in Dhang­hadhi and Kath­mandu were protest­ing against the rape and mur­der of Panta, an­other teenage girl of Rau­ta­hat died in an acid at­tack last week. Samjhana Das, 18, of Rau­ta­hat breathed her last in Kath­mandu while un­der­go­ing treat­ment af­ter she was at­tacked by acid in her home vil­lage. Her younger sis­ter Sush­mita Ku­mari, 15, who was also at­tacked with acid, is still fight­ing for life in a hos­pi­tal. Girls in Kan­cha­pur, Pokhara, Bara, Dadeld­hura and Rau­ta­hat were raped af­ter the mur­der of Panta in two months sug­gest­ing that crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties have es­ca­lated in Nepal in re­cent weeks. More­over, most of the vic­tims of the lat­est crimes are young girls and women. Two cases of rape and three cases of mur­der were re­ported from Bara district alone in four weeks. Of course, the in­creas­ing cases of rape of the mi­nors and mur­der sug­gest that law and order siu­taion has de­te­ri­o­rated af­ter the for­ma­tion of the present pow­er­ful govern­ment. A few weeks ago chair­man of the rul­ing CPN Pushpa Ka­mal Da­hal said that the cases of rape were in­creased with an in­ten­tion of fail­ing the govern­ment. His re­marks look ir­rel­e­vant and showed the un­will­ing­ness of the lead­er­ship to con­trol the crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties but in­ter­pret them as con­spir­a­cies against the govern­ment. Be­sides, the mur­der and rape, cases of cor­rup­tion and ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties have also gone up.

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