2002-09-30 - incident - Bardiya district २०५९-०६-१४ - घटना - बर्दिया जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- At about 1 a.m. on September 30, 2002 (Ashoj 14, 2059), a group of uniformed RNA soldiers arrived at Magaraghadi VDC-8, Bardia district. They first went to the home of forty-year-old Raj Dev Mandal, a teacher at the local secondary school, and after questioning him ordered him to accompany them to the home of the headmaster of the school, promising the send him home afterwards.119
- The soldiers also arrested twenty-four-year-old Ram Kishan Tharu, a carpenter and farmer, from his home, saying they just had a "little business" with him and ordering his family to remain inside.120
- Forty-year-old Nar Bahadur Rana, who had worked most of his life in India and who had organized a forestry group to protect the nearby forest, was also taken from his home by the soldiers, who told his relatives that they only wanted him to point out another home in the village. 121 The three men were never seen again.
- The relatives went to the Rambhapur army barracks the next day, but the soldiers there denied arresting the men. Soldiers at the Chisapani army barracks also denied having any knowledge of the arrests. The relatives reported the "disappearances" to local human rights organizations in Nepalgunj.122