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A plea and a puzzle: Search for truth's many twists

An email from a Nepalese man concerned about the fate of his daughter arrested at a duty free shop set 'Spectrum' reporters out the trail, eventually meeting a distressed woman in prison unsure of whether anyone would come to her aid

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The curious case of Nepalese woman Nirmala Oli began with an email to the Bangkok Post from a desperate father who alleged his daughter had been falsely accused of stealing a US$700 (20,500 baht) bottle of perfume from a duty free shop at Suvarnabhumi Airport. 

ON THE SCENT: Nepalese woman Nirmala Oli is in jail in Bangkok after being accused of stealing a bottle of perfume from an airport duty free shop.

Ganesh Prasad Oli wrote in a letter entitled "Concerning kidnapping of my daughter from Thai airport" sent on April 26 that she had been arrested 10 days earlier when the manager of the shop with the help of police "took control of my daughter".

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