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NHRC to govt: Bring culprits to justice
- krishna prasad murder case
Dec 18, 2015-
National Human Rights Commission Chairman Anup Raj Sharma has urged thegovernment to bring the culprits in the murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikari to justice.Sharma, in a statement on Thursday, asked the government to expedite the process to prosecute the people involved in the murder.“No one should be deprived of the right to justice, and delayed justice does not promote justice and protect human rights,” said Sharma.Krishna Prasad, a resident of Phujel village in Gorkha district, was allegedly abducted and murdered by the rebel Maoists in 2004.His father Nanda Prasad Adhikari died while on a hunger strike in September last year.Ganga Maya Adhikari, widow of Nanda Prasad, has been refusing to perform his last rites demanding the murderers of her son be brought to justice. His body remains unclaimed at the morgue in the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj.
Ganga Maya had warned Sharma that she would follow the suit of her husband if the government delayed in delivering on its promises. She had ended her hunger strike last October after assurance of the arrest of the accused. Nepal government has sought help from Interpol to arrest main culprit Rudra Acharya, who is believed to be staying in Ireland.In April 2009, the national rights body had recommended the government prosecute those charged with murder under criminal offence. The commission had asked the government to provide compensation to the relatives of the deceased.Amid mounting pressure, the government in February had decided to give a lump sum of Rs2 million to Ganga Maya, as a special relief package. In addition, the government would deposit Rs10 million in a bank, the interest of which she would be receiving on a monthly basis.
Published: 18-12-2015 09:15