2001-12-16 - incident - Bardiya district २०५८-०९-०१ - घटना - बर्दिया जिल्ला
Archive ref no: NCA-02997
Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- Thirty-five-year-old Sita Ram Tharu, a villager from Magarghadi VDC-4, Bardia district, was detained by RNA soldiers who arrived in his village at about 4 p.m. on December 16, 2001 (Poush 1, 2058). The soldiers also arrested three other villagers, including two relatives of Tharu, all of whom were later released. The arrests were likely sparked by the recent detainment of a Maoist who had spent the night several times in Tharu's home.
- According to one of the released detainees, all of them were taken to the Chisapani army barracks. At the barracks, the released detainee witnessed what appears to have been the execution of Sita Ram Tharu . He sadi that after interrogating Tharu, the soldiers took him away into the forest, blindfolded and with his hands tied, and several minutes later, the witness heard two gunshots. 169
- The execution has not been confirmed by the authorities, and the body was not handed over to the family. The family reported the case to INSEC, but has not received any further information.