Nepal, Jan. 11 -- Yagyaraj beats up his ex-wife

DHANGADHI, Jan 11: Yagyaraj Panta, the father of 13-year-old Nirmala who was raped and brutally murdered in Kanchanpur about six months ago, beat up his ex-wife Durga Devi, the mother of the deceased teenager.

He did so when Durga Devi gave her own blood for testing after suspicions were raised on the vaginal swab extracted from the body of their murdered daughter. Durga Devi said Yagyaraj could have killed her had she not escaped.

"My eldest daughter Manisha had gone for tuition classes early in the morning and the youngest daughter too was preparing for tuition classes. Yagyaraj barged into the house and scolded me why I did not seek his permission before giving my blood for examination...