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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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Two Accused of Dakendra Murder Case Released

08 Aug 2014: The Supreme Court on 06 August 2014 [2071/04/21] has issued an ordered to release two of the accused of journalist Dakendra Thapa murder case. A Joint Bench of honorable judges Girish Chandra Lal and Davendra Gopal Shrestha ordered to release accused Jaya Bahadur Shahi and Harilal Pun on ordinary bail and prosecute. However, the SC ordered to prosecute other three accused Lachiram Gharti Magar, Bir Bahadur K.C. and Nirak Bahadur Gharti Magar by detaining in jai. They are now detained at District Jail, Dailekha for trial.

After jail/bail hearing on 05 August 2012 [2069/04/21] the District Court, Dailekh had ordered to prosecute them by detaining in jail.

Against the decision of DC, Dailekth all the five accused had filed writs before the Appellate Court (AC), Surkhet on 02 April 2013 [2069/12/20] through District Jail, Dailekh. Accused Jay Bahadur Shahi and Harilal Pun had filed joint writ and other accused Bir Bahadur KC, Nirak Gharti Magar and Lachhiram Gharti Magar has also filed another joint writ.

Hearing on their writs, on 02 February 2014 [2070/10/19], a joint bench of honorable judges Deepak Raj Joshi and Kumar Pokhrel of AC, Surkhet upheld the decision of DC, Dailekh.

Against the decision of AC, Surkhet, the accused has filed a joint writ before the SC on 12 January 2013 [2070/09/28].

Meanwhile, the DC, Dailekh has issued an order to ban sell of the property of other accused Mukti alias Bam Bahadur Khadka, Bhaktiram Lamichhane, Arun alias Bam Bahadur khadka and Keshav Khadka who are at large. They had abscounded after DC, Dailekh issued an arrest warrant against them.

The District Court, Dailekh has set finale hearing date for 20 August 2014 [2071/05.04] in the case.

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