2003-11-00 - incident - Nuwakot district २०६०-०७-०० - घटना - नुवाकोट जिल्ला
Archive ref no: NCA-10631
Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- On October 12-14, 2003 (Ashoj 25-27, 2060), a large group of RNA soldiers conducted house-to-house searches throughout Bhadurtar VDC, Nuwakot. On October 14 (Ashoj 27), at around 6 a.m., part of the group arrested twenty-six-year-old farmer Rajendra Lamichhane in Bhadrutar VDC-4, where he had gone to buy a buffalo. The soldiers brought along a blindfolded person in military uniform who said he knew Lamichhane to be a Maoist. After interrogating Lamichhane, the soldiers took him away. They held him overnight in Seule Bazzar in a neighboring village, and later the villagers saw him being taken in the direction of Kathmandu.
- The family went to the Kakani army barracks in Kathmandu several times, but the guards did not let them in. The relatives reported the case to a local human rights group, the ICRC, Amnesty International and NHRC, but have not received any information.
- According to the family, Lamichhane was never involved with any political or student movement.
- Three other people (names unknown) who were arrested along with Rajendra Lamichhane later came back to the village.24