2002-07-12 - incident - Bardiya district २०५९-०३-२८ - घटना - बर्दिया जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- Twenty-three-year-old Likha Ram Tharu, from Mohamadpur VDC, Bardia district, went to work at the Chisapani army barracks as a cook for an RNA captain. On visits home, he frequently complained about the behavior of the captain, saying that the officer acted erratically, would demand food in the middle of the night when he arrived home intoxicated, and would frequently beat his staff. In July 12, 2002 (Ashad 28, 2059), Likha Ram Tharu went to Chisapani barracks with two of his friends who wanted to join the RNA and did not return.
- After searching for him for nearly two months, his relatives were finally contacted by Tharu's friend who said he had spent three days in detention at the Chisapani barracks with Likha Ram Tharu, who had been arrested by the captain he worked for. The family went to the Chisapani army barracks, where the captain involved met with them, told them Likha Ram was not at the base, and ordered them to go home. The "disappearance" was reported to the ICRC, NHRC, and INSEC. A habeas corpus petition was filed in the Supreme Court, but was dismissed three months later for lack of evidence. No further information has been obtained about the fate of Likha Ram Tharu .139