2003-12-18 - incident - Lalitpur district २०६०-०९-०३ - घटना - ललितपुर जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- At around 11 p.m. on December 18, 2003 (Poush 3, 2060), five RNA soldiers in civilian clothes came to the house of thirty-five-year-old farmer Rajendra Thapa in Imadol-9, Lalitpur. A relative of Thapa's who was accompanying the army called him out "to see some friends," and Thapa went outside with him.
- A day after the arrest the relative who had accompanied the army informed the family that Rajendra had been taken for questioning to the Bhairabnath Gulm (Maharajgunj) army barracks, and would be released in a few days. Thapa has not been seen or heard from since then.
- The family went to the Bhairabnath Gulm (Maharajgunj) and the Rajdal army barracks, but the army denied having Thapa. One of his relatives reported the case to Amnesty International, INSEC, the ICRC and the NHRC. The relative also filed petitions with army headquarters, Kathmandu District Court, and the prime minister, but has not received any information.
- According to the family, Thapa was supporting the Nepal Communist Party (Mashal), which now is a part of the Maoist movement.18