1999-01-01 - incident - Gorkha district २०५५-०९-१७ - घटना - गोरखा जिल्ला
Archive ref no: NCA-00732
Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- Nineteen-year-old Geeta Thapa Magar, a grade ten student, was arrested on January 1, 1999 (Poush 17, 2055), by Nepali security forces while seeking medical attention for a fever at the Appipal Hospital in Chaprak VDC, Gorkha district. She was a member of a low-level CPN-M cadre at the time, having joined CPN-M in January Ã¢â‚¬â€œ February, 1998 (Magh 2054). A second CPN-M member escaped during the arrest operation and informed the family that Magar had been detained.
- After learning of her arrest, her relatives filed a habeas corpus petition in the Pokhara Supreme Court in February-March, 1999 (Falgun 2055). After the Gorkha District Police Office replied that they had no information about Magar, the habeas corpus petitition was dismissed. The "disappearance" was reported to the NHRC and various human rights organizations, but the family has received no information about Magar's fate since her detention.44