2002-11-30 - incident - Dang district २०५९-०८-१४ - घटना - दाङ जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- At about 7 p.m. on November 30, 2002 (Mansir 14, 2059), a group of approximately fifty uniformed RNA soldiers surrounded the home of twenty-four-year-old Dil Bahadur Gharti, in Tribuwan Municipality of Dang district. The soldiers ordered Gharti to get dressed and asked the family about their father, who was working in Saudi Arabia. The soldiers then ordered Gharti to come with them, but promised the family they would release him the next day.
- Because the arrest and "disappearance" took place during the state of emergency, the relatives were unable to inform INSEC until a year after the event. A young relative tried to bring Gharti clothes at the Tulsipur barracks, after hearing a rumor that he was detained there, but the soldiers denied he was in their custody. Gharti had attended some CPN-M events -- according to his relatives, "at that time, there was a lot of pressure on everyone to participate in Maoist meetings, so he went sometimes," -- but the family did not know if he was an active Maoist.64
- The same day, November 30, 2002 (Mansir 14, 2059), at around 3 a.m., a group of RNA soldiers arrested eighteen-year-old Ram Pura Gharti in her parental home in Tribhuwan Municipality, Ward 8. Part of the group surrounded the house, while others entered and brought Gharti, who had been sleeping in her room, downstairs.
- The soldiers interrogated and beat her, asking if she was a Maoist. They took her away, threatening to kill her family members should they dare to leave the house. The family later went to the district army headquarters and reported the case to INSEC, but to date has not received any information. Gharti was a student at a local school and, according to her relative, "used to go with the Maoists."65