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Court records Ganga Maya’s statement
It is the fifth time the court has ordered the petitioner to appear before the court to testify. The court has set next hearing on Sept 25
Sep 19, 2016-A legal team from the Chitwan District Court has recorded statement of Ganga Maya Adhikari in the murder case of her son Krishna Prasad, a college boy from Fujel of Gorkha who was allegedly killed by the then Maoist rebels after abduction in 2004.
Gehendra Raj Panta, the registrar at Chitwan District Court, on Sunday recorded the statement of Ganga Maya at Bir Hospital, where she has been recuperating after a month-long hunger strike.Ganga Maya, along with her husband Nanda Prasad, had started a hunger strike almost three years ago demanding justice over the murder of their son.
Nanda Prasad died while on fast two years ago. His body is still lying in the TU Teaching Hospital morgue as his wife has been bedridden since, while their elder son never showed up to claim the body.
Ganga Maya was persuaded to discontinue her strike, with the government assuring her justice and a relief package of Rs10 million in endowment and Rs2 million lump sum to make up the loss. But she continued to press for justice. The Supreme Court also issued an order to move the case, due to which the district court was forced to proceed with the case.
“She has given her statement against all 13 murder accused,” Panta told the Post, “We will present the statement to the court for appraisal of the case.”
The court has set next hearing on September 25. It is the fifth time the court has ordered the petitioner to appear before the court to testify. Since nobody had showed up, the court sent Panta to the Capital to register Ganga Maya’s statement.
“The initiation of the court is highly commendable,” said rights defender Charan Prasai, who has been following the case. “By sending registrar to record Ganga Maya’s statement, the court has given hope for the victims.”
Published: 19-09-2016 07:45