2003-12-24 - incident - Nawalparasi district २०६०-०९-०९ - घटना - नवलपरासी जिल्ला
Archive ref no: NCA-11331
Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- Twenty-eight-year-old Pushpa Raj Devkota was a local Maoist activist responsible for propagandistic work. He was arrested on December 24, 2003 (Poush 9, 2060), in Parasi Bazzar, Nawalparasi district. The family found out about his arrest about a month and a half later from a letter delivered by a messenger. The letter indicated that Devkota was arrested by "security personnel in civilian clothes."
- Several days later the family reported the case to INSEC and the ICRC. On July 11, 2004, after a visit to the Nawalparasi barracks, a respected international organization informed them that the army had admitted they killed Devkota in the barracks on May 20, 2004 (Jestha 7,2061).
- The organization urged the army to inform the family, but the RNA refrained from doing so. The relatives did not dare to contact the barracks themselves, fearing persecution. They contacted the CDO, and were told that nobody was killed inside the barracks, but that one person died while being transported to a hospital from the barracks, and that that might have been Devkota. The death was never formally acknowledged, and Devkota remains "disappeared" to date.46