2002-09-02 - incident - Bardiya district २०५९-०५-१७ - घटना - बर्दिया जिल्ला
Archive ref no: NCA-06848
Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- On September 2, 2002 (Bhadra 17, 2059), at around 3 a.m., about a dozen uniformed RNA soldiers came to the house of twenty-seven-year-old teacher Ram Prasad Tharu in Magaragadi VDC-9, Magaragadi. Two soldiers entered the house and ordered Tharu to follow them, telling his family they would let him go soon. The family has not seen him since then.
- An acquaintance from the military inquired on behalf of the family at the Rambhapur army post. Army officials said that Tharu was not there, but that he would return home in a few days, although they could not disclose his location. Two months later, the family inquired at the Chisapani barracks, where they found out that Tharu was held there for a month and then transferred. The army did not say to which location he was transferred. The family reported the case to INSEC and the ICRC, but has not received any further information.
- According to his relatives, Tharu was a teacher for young children and was not politically involved, but the Maoists had come to his house twice, and on those two occasions he had given them food.123