1999-02-23 - incident - Gorkha district २०५५-११-११ - घटना - गोरखा जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- On February 23, 1999 (Falgun 11, 2055), police officers from Choprak police station in Gorkha detained eighteen-year-old Kumar Dhakal and eighteen-year-old Sanjaya Dhakal, classmates at Gorkha University. The two men were detained from Choprak VDC while they were walking home after visiting Kumar Dhakal 's sister and having lunch at her house.
- The villagers and a police officer who knew Kumar Dhakal 's family informed them that the two men were kept at least twenty-three days at the Choprak police station, where they were forced to do menial work such as collecting firewood and reinforcing the police post. On at least one occasion, the two men were walked through the village with their hands bound.
- The family has been informed by several sources that the two men were later executed close to the police post, but have been unable to get official confirmation of the deaths or retrieve the bodies. Convinced that the men were killed, the family did not inform the NHRC or ICRC of the "disappearances." The family of Kumar Dhakal said they were not aware the two men had any involvement in CPN-M activities.43