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Nur Prasad fails to appear at Chitwan court; appearance rescheduled for September 9
Aug 21, 2018-
The Chitwan District Court has rescheduled the appearance of Nur Prasad Adhikari, the brother of slain Krishna Prasad, for September 9 after the latter missed his court appearance on Monday.
Gehendra Raj Panta, the court registrar, said Nur Prasad has been asked to be present at the court on September 9 for recording of his statement concerning the 2004 murder of his brother.
The court had served a subpoena to Nur Prasad on August 8.
Krishna Prasad was allegedly abducted and murdered in Chitwan district by the former Maoist rebels on June 6, 2004.
Following the incident, his father Nanda Prasad had filed a murder case with Chitwan district police, naming some suspects.
More than one year after the case was filed, Nur Prasad appealed to the authorities to bring the murderers of his brother to justice. He gave the names of 13 suspects to the authorities, but police did not pursue the case.
The government’s inaction led Krishna Prasad’s parents, Nanda Prasad and Ganga Maya, to stage several rounds of hunger strikes--the first began in January 2013.
Nanda Prasad died during one of the death fasts on September 22, 2014. Nur Prasad had gone out of contact soon after his father’s death before turning up only recently. In the interim time, Ganga Maya staged several fast-unto-death protests demanding justice for her murdered son. Her latest hunger strike ended on July 13 after going without food for more than 40 days.
Published: 21-08-2018 07:43