2004-01-21 - incident - Kathmandu district २०६०-१०-०७ - घटना - काठमाडौं जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- 5. Dilip Chandra Hadkhale
- Dilip Chandra Hadkhale, a nineteen-year-old resident of Byas VDC-1 in Tahanun district, was a student at Amrit Science Campus in Kathmandu. In September 2003 (Ashoj 2060), he was detained by a group of RNA soldiers at the entrance gate to Amrit Science Campus. The soldiers blindfolded him and took him to the Chaunni army barracks. Following a direct intervention by the campus administration, which vouched for Hadkhale, he was released the next day. He went home to his family in Tahanun district, and told them he had been severely beaten in detention, and questioned about his friend Hari Thapa, a CPN-M activist who had been killed earlier by the RNA. Apparently, the army had discovered a photograph that included Hadkhale in Hari Thapa's possession. After recovering, Hadkhale returned to his studies in Kathmandu. On January 21, 2004 (Magh 7, 2060), he left his room to meet a friend and never returned; the campus administration, his friends, and his relatives all believe he was re-arrested by the RNA.
- The family contacted influential politicians, including a former deputy prime minister and the secretary of defense, looking for information. They filed applications with the RNA's Chief of Staff, and reported the "disappearance" to the ICRC, NHRC and various human rights organizations, but have not received any information about the fate of Hadkhale. The family is adamant that Hadkhale was an active member of the Nepali Congress party and was not involved with CPN-M activities; he was simply friends with a CPN-M member, the late Hari Thapa.7