2002-05-16 - incident - Dang district २०५९-०२-०२ - घटना - दाङ जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- On May 16, 2002 (Jestha 2, 2059), two students, sixteen-year-old Babu Ram Chowdhury and twenty-four-year-old Sharad Chowdhury, were attending a religious ceremony in Bijaure, Hapur VDC. At around 4 a.m., a group of about fifty uniformed RNA soldiers burst into the house where the ceremony was taking place and took the two men away. The villagers later informed their families of the arrest.
- Sharad Chowdhury's family went to the Ghorahi army barracks, but the army did not provided any information. A local NGO reported the case to INSEC and NHRC.
- His relatives believe Sharad Chowdhury was not involved with the Maoists, although a statement published in a local Maoist newspaper several months after the arrest suggested that Sharad Chowdhury was a Maoist activist.76