20 Years of Seeking Justice, Accused Yet Not Identified

  June 7, 2023 By: INSEC

The family of Krishna Prasad Adhikari, who was killed by a Maoist cadre during the armed conflict, has been deprived of justice, which they have been seeking for 20 years through various campaigns and protests, and hunger strikes. Krishna’s father, Nanda Prasad, died of starvation after a hunger strike of  334 days, while his mother, Gangamaya, was still on a hunger strike in Bir Hospital.

It is alleged by them that Krishna Prasad Adhikari, the youngest son of Nanda Prasad and Gangamaya Adhikari, was killed by CPN-Maoist caders during in visit to his grandfather in Ratnanagar Municipality-13, Jayamangala,  Gorkha district, Fuzel VDC-7 on June 6, 2004.

According to the records, he was abducted by Maoist cadres from Chitwan district Ratnanagar Napa-1 Bakulahar, four hours later brought to the same place in the evening, and brutally tortured and killed by a point-blank shot on his head. The victim’s family continued to protest and campaign for justice, for the past 20 years, but the culprits have not been identified and prosecuted.

Nanda Prasad and the victim’s brother Nur Prasad Adhikari had filed a case in the Chitwan District Court against 12 people, including Chabilal Paudel, a resident of Gorkha Fuzel, demanding action against the killing of Krishna Prasad. The Hetauda Bench of the High Court of Patan acquitted the accused on April 11, 2021.

The District Court Chitwan, on September 9, 2018, acquitted 12 accused and adjourned the case against Rudra Acharya. The court mentioned proceeding with the case after Acharya’s appearance to the court.

Acharya is accused of firing the gun, resulting in the death of Krishna Prasad Adhikari.