Police find out-of-contact Nur Prasad
- Campaigner Ganga Maya Adhikari had asked NHRC to find her son ‘missing’ for four years since her husband Nanda Prasad’s death
Aug 6, 2018-
The Metropolitan Police Crime Division on Sunday found Nur Prasad Adhikari, the out-of-contact son of Ganga Maya Adhikari, a seeker of justice, in Sanepa, Lalitpur.
Ganga Maya, during her recent hunger strike staged to seek justice for her murdered son Krishna Prasad, had requested members of the National Human Rights Commission to find her other son Nur Prasad.
She is receiving care at Bir Hospital after breaking her long fast on July 13 following an agreement with the government. Chhabi Lal Paudel, the main accused in the insurgency-era murder, had surrendered before the Supreme Court before she agreed to end her fast-unto-death.
At her request, police launched a search operation that caught him in a room at Sanepa at around 11am on Sunday, said Senior Superintendent of Police Dhiraj Pratap Singh.
Nur Prasad went out of contact soon after the death of his father Nanda Prasad Adhikari on September 22, 2014 after a year-long fast demanding action against those accused of murdering his son.
According to SSP Singh, Nur Prasad told police that he had been hiding as he feared retaliation from those accused of murdering his brother.
Krishna Prasad was killed during the decade-long Maoist insurgency. Nanda Prasad had filed a complaint against some suspects after the murder of his son abducted on June 6, 2004. One-and-a-half year later, his eldest son Nur Prasad had appealed to the authorities for justice, holding 13 individuals responsible for his brother’s killing.
Nanda Prasad’s body remains unclaimed at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital as Ganga Maya had also been fasting when he died. Nur Prasad had been out of contact for four years. According to police, he was taken to Bir Hospital on Sunday.
The Chitwan District Court issued an order to present Nur Prasad, the petitioner of the 2004 murder case. Following a hearing in the case on Sunday, Chief Judge Kul Prasad Sharma called Nur Prasad to the court to record his statement.
Sunday’s order is the second of its kind. Chief Judge Sharma had made a similar ruling on February 25. However, the petitioner has not appeared in the court since. The petitioner has been ordered to report within 15 days. Hearing in the case has been postponed several times. Sunday’s hearing was the 21st.
(With inputs from our Chitwan correspondent)
Published: 06-08-2018 08:07