2002-08-13 - incident - Bardiya district २०५९-०४-२८ - घटना - बर्दिया जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- On August 13, 2002 (Shrawan 28, 2059), at around 2 a.m., about a dozen uniformed soldiers from the Rambhapur army post came to the parental home of twenty-three-year-old student Sita Chowdhury in Machaghar, Deudakala VDC-3. She recognized some of the soldiers because she used to work near the post for an organization providing training for "backward people." Chowdhury told her parents -- whom the soldiers held at gunpoint inside the house -- that she would go with the soldiers because she knew them.
- The next day, the parents heard a report on Radio Nepal saying that a "Maoist called Sita Chowdhury was killed in an encounter," along with three other persons.
- The family has not found Chowdhury or her body. They went to the Rambhapur army post once, hoping to see Sita, but did not dare to go in or ask about their daughter.
- The family reported the "disappearance" to INSEC and to other human rights organizations.133