2001-05-20 - incident - Bardiya district २०५८-०२-०७ - घटना - बर्दिया जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- At about 2 a.m. on May 20, 2001 (Jestha 7, 2058), a group of fifty to sixty uniformed RNA soldiers came to Kakaura village, Deuda Kala VDC, Bardia district. The soldiers first went to the home of Jaga Ram Tharu, a twenty-seven-year-old farmer, and immediately began beating him, accusing him of providing food to the Maoists. They then asked him to lead them to the home of thirty-six-year-old Firu Tharu, a teacher at the boarding school in the village.
- When the soldiers arrived at Firu Tharu 's house, they entered the home, brought Firu Tharu out to the courtyard, and began beating him. The soldiers then blindfolded Firu Tharu and ordered both men to walk with them. When they arrived at the main road, two vehicles were waiting. The soldiers released Jaga Ram Tharu, taking Firu Tharu with them. Firu Tharu was never seen again.
- Firu Tharu 's family traveled to Chisapani Army Barracks and to the RNA office in Nepalgunj four days after the detention, but the officials denied any knowledge of the arrest. They then reported the case to local human rights organizations, but have not received any information about the fate of Firu Tharu .176