Adhikari’s body remains unclaimed at hospital

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Oct 12, 2014-

The body of Nanda Prasad Adhikari remains unclaimed at a morgue in Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. Adhikari passed away twenty days ago during a fast-unto-death.

The hospital said the body is under the supervision of police and no one has claimed it. Dr Pramod Shrestha, chief of forensic department at the hospital, said they cannot conduct post-mortem without the presence of relatives.

Adhikari, who had been staging the fast-unto-death at Bir Hospital with his wife Ganga Maya for the past 11 months, died on September 22. He was on the hunger strike since October 25 last year demanding proper investigation into the murder of his 18-year-old son Krishna Prasad Adhikari during the Maoist insurgency.

Adhikaris’ son was allegedly abducted by the then Maoist rebels from his house in Fujel, Gorkha district, in 2004. His body was later found in Ratnanagar, Chitwan district.

Dr Shrestha said if the body remains unclaimed for 35 days, police have rights to conduct post-mortem as well as subsequent last rites. “This, however, remains a critical case. The hospital will follow the direction of police,” he said.

Published: 13-10-2014 08:55

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