2003-09-22 - incident - Lalitpur district २०६०-०६-०५ - घटना - ललितपुर जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- 22. Padam Narayan Nakarmi
- On the night of September 22, 2003 (Ashoj 5, 2060), at 1 a.m., a group of about twenty uniformed RNA soldiers burst into the Lalitpur home of Padam Narayan Nakarmi, surprising the sleeping family in their beds. The soldiers identified themselves as army, and ordered Nakarmi to come with them, reassuring the family they would return him soon.
- Nakarmi was never seen after his arrest. He was not a known Maoist, but did participate in a Newari cultural organization, Mangka Khala, which the government accuses of being a Maoist front organization. Nakarmi was also a friend of Ram Shahi (see case below), who was arrested just days prior to Nakarmi in possession of Maoist literature and bomb-making equipment.
- When relatives went to inquire at the Rajdal and the Bhairabnath Gulm (Maharajgunj) barracks, the soldiers denied any knowledge of the arrest. The family filed a habeas corpus petition with the Supreme Court, which is still pending, and informed the ICRC and NHRC of the arrest and "disappearance."22 According to credible sources, including a released detainee, Nakarmi was killed in military custody, but there has been no formal acknowledgement of his death.