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Rabi Lamichhane remanded to 5-day judicial custody

KATHMANDU: The Chitwan District Court on Friday remanded three persons including journalist Rabi Lamichhane accused of abetting a suicide to five days in judicial custody.

After preliminary hearing over the case, the court remanded journalists Lamichhane and Yuba Raj Kandel and Ashmita Karki to judicial custody. All three of them were arrested from Kathmandu on Thursday, taken to Chitwan and presented before the court today.

They were arrested after a video allegedly shot by journalist Shalikram Pudasaini before allegedly killing himself was made public. In the video, Pudasaini has accused three persons including Lamichhane of abetting the suicide.

Journalist Pudasaini, associated with Mountain Television, was found dead in a local hotel in Chitwan district on August 5.

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