2002-08-16 - incident - Bardiya district २०५९-०४-३१ - घटना - बर्दिया जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- Twenty-four-year-old Raj Kumar Tharu, a farmer from Magargadi VDC-4, Bardia district, with no known Maoist connections, was arrested by Nepali security forces at Kataliya village, near Bansgadhi town, on August 16, 2002 (Shrawan 31, 2059). He was returning home after getting his CD-player repaired in Bansgadhi town. His family only discovered a week later what had happened, when a villager who had witnessed the arrest came to inform them that Raj Kumar had been arrested by soldiers from Rambhapur Army Barracks.
- The family was too afraid to go to the Rambhapur army barracks, because they had been told by other villagers that the soldiers there would arrest and kill them. They did go to the Chisapani army barracks, but were told Raj Kumar was not there. The family later approached a top leader in the RPP, Nepal's largest Royalist party, who again contacted the Chisapani army barracks and confirmed that Raj Kumar had been held there until the Dashain festival (October 7-15, 2002). The case was reported to local human rights organizations, but no information has been obtained.132