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Krishna Adhikari

Krishna Adhikari On 6 June 2004, Krishna Prasad Adhikari, a resident of Fujel village of Gorkha District, was murdered in Chitwan District by Maoist cadres. Krishna Prasad was visiting his grandparents after having taken the SLC examinations, and he was abducted from Bakullahar Chowk by men who came on a motorcycle ...
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Maina Sunuwar

Maina Sunuwar Around 6 am on February 17, 2004, a group of RNA soldiers arrested Ms Maina Sunuwar, a 15-year-old schoolgirl of Kharelthok VDC-6, Kavre district. She disappeared since her arrest. Her family members, with support from villagers and school where Maina was a student, visited detention centers ...
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Sanjeev Kumar Karna

Sanjeev Kumar Karna Sanjeev Kumar Karna was one among the 11 persons arrested on October 8, 2003. On that fateful day, they had gone to attend a picnic program organized by the students at a place called Kariyachauri VDC-4, and from picnic, they went to Kataiya Chowri Area of Dhanusha district where they ate some food ...
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Arjun Bahadur Lama

Arjun Bahadur Lama, 48 years in age, permanent resident of Chhatrebas VDC -5, Dapcha in Kavre district was abducted by a group of Maoist cadres, three in number, on 29 April 2005 (2062.1.16 BS) from the premises of Sri Krishna Secondary School at Chhatrebas VDC-1 of the district.
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Hari Prasad Bolakhe

Hari Prasad Bolakhe, 35 (while missing) a permanent resident of Phulbari VDC-8, Kavre district, a pastor by profession, had been missing since the arrest December 27, 2003, was reportedly killed by security persons. A team of National Human Rights Commission discovered a human skeleton in a jungle ...
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Sarala Sapkota

Around 11 p.m. on July 15, 2004, a group of 12 armed soldiers arrested Sarala Sapkota at her grandfather’s house. The family, who witnessed the arrest, stated that soldiers gave Sarala no reason for her arrest. After her arrest, Sarala’s family went to Baireni barracks and the DPO ...
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Birendra Shah

On the evening of 5 October 2007, Mr. Birendra Shah, 34, resident of Inruwasira VDC-8, Bara district, a local journalist of Bara district and correspondent of Nepal FM, Avenues Television and Dristi weekly, was abducted by Maoists from Pipara Bazaar in Kalaiya, the district headquarters of Bara ...
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Bishwanath Parajuli, Tom Nath Poudel and Dhan Bahadur Tamang

Three persons namely Bishwonath Parajuli (also called Nagendra Parajuli), Tom Nath Poudel and Dhan Bahadur Tamang of Hasandaha VDC, Morang were shot dead by the security personnel on 28 September 2004. According to the eyewitnesses, other victims and the villagers, about 16 people were arrested ...
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Chot Nath Ghimire and Shekhar Nath Ghimire

Chot Nath Ghimire, a 58-year-old farmer, resident of Ishaneshor VDC-4, Ratamate Majhpokhari of Lamjung district was allegedly arrested by the Joint Security Forces of Joint Security Camp stationed at Bhorlatar VDC, Lamjung district on February 2, 2002 (2058.10.20). The security camp called Mr. ...
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Bhauna Tharu

Bhauna Tharu (Bhauna Chaudhary in the citizenship card), 21 years old male (at the time of the incident; Date of Birthe: 8 September 1978), son of Purna Bahadur Chaudhary, permanent resident of Sujanpur village, Neulapur VDC-4, Bardiya district, and an employee of Rastriya Gobar Gas, Gulariya, ...
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Close Encounters

Stories from the Frontline of Human Rights Work in Nepal

Close Encounters
During Nepal’s armed conflict and its aftermath, human rights violations not only scarred and destroyed the victims but had a devastating effect on the lives of human rights defenders.
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First Information Report (FIR)

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Bhauna Tharu (Bhauna Chaudhary)

Extrajudicial killing
On May 30, 2002, two soldiers shot Bhauna Tharu dead at his home on the charge of being a Maoist.
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Nar Bahadur Budha-magar and Ratan Bahadur Budha-magar

Extrajudicial killings
On August 17, 2004 soldiers picked up two brothers, Nar Bahadur and Ratan Bahadur, from their house, and, allegedly later shot them dead, not far from their home. Two of the soldiers took Ratan’s wife to a nearby cowshed and raped her repeatedly. They also detained another brother, Man Bahadur Budhamagar, keeping him in illegal custody and torturing him for 17 days until he signed a statement saying that the soldiers did not rape his sister-in-law.
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Jaya Lal Dhami

Extrajudicial killing
On February 12, 2005, security forces killed Jaya Lal Dhami. Villagers later reported that soldiers marched Jaya Lal and three others to the scene and executed them. Jaya Lal’s uncle contacted the Bhagatpur army barracks, who told him that Jaya Lal had been “accidentally” killed in a confrontation with alleged terrorists.
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Sarala Sapkota

Extrajudicial execution
Soldiers arrested 15-year-old Sarala Sapkota on July 15, 2004 from her grandfather’s house. However, when her relatives went to Baireni Barracks and the Dhading DPO, the officers denied that the arrest had taken place. On January 11, 2006, an NHRC team exhumed her remains near her village.
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Sanjeev Kumar Karna, Durgesh Kumar Labh, Jitendra Jha, Shailendra Yadav, and Pramod Narayan Mandal

Enforced disappearances
These five students were among 11 people arrested by the security forces on October 8, 2003. They were taken to the Regional Police Office in Janakpur. The next day, their families complained to the NHRC, which initiated an investigation. Two years later, the NHRC received a letter from the Nepal Army Human Rights Cell stating that the five men had been killed in a “police operation.”
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Ram Chandra Lal Karna and Manoj Kumar Dutta

Enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings
Security forces arrested Ram Chandra Lal Karna and Manoj Kumar Dutta on October 12, 2003, and beat Manoj severely. Both were taken to the Dhanusha DPO. Relatives went to several police stations and organizations but did not receive responses to their complaints. On June 7, 2005, the Human Rights Cell of the Nepal Army informed the NHRC that the two men had been killed in an “armed encounter”.  In January 2008, the Dhanusha DPO informed Advocacy Forum that it would not act on any conflict-related FIRs.
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Lapten Yadav, Ram Nath Yadav, Shatru- ghan Yadav, Rajgir Yadav, and Ram Pukar Yadav

Extrajudicial killings
On October 1, 2004, security personnel arrested these five men from their homes. According to eyewitnesses, they were first beaten and later, around 5 a.m., security forces shot and killed them. People dressed in civilian clothing but claiming to be security forces later informed the families that the men had been killed because of false information identifying them as Maoists.
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Ramadevi Adhikari

Extrajudicial killing
On July 3, 2005, Security forces arrested Ramadevi Adhikari and her husband at their home, Later, Ramadevi was shot and killed. The security forces did not allow the body to be sent for an autopsy.
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Hari Prasad Bolakhe

Extrajudicial killing
On December 27, 2003, police arrested Hari Prasad at a bus stop. When his father went to the DPO to complain, the police denied having arrested him. After searching for months, his father complained to the NHRC. According to the NHRC’s findings, Hari Prasad had been killed. The investigation led to the exhumation of Hari Prasad’s body, and a post-mortem revealed the cause of death to be “gunfire injury to the pelvis.”
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Reena Rasaili

Extrajudicial killing (after rape)
On February 12, 2004, armed soldiers raped and killed 18-year-old Reena Rasaili at her family’s home .The family heard three gunshots and found her body lying near the house with bullet injuries in the head, eye, and chest.
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