Published On: June 2, 2022 10:34 AM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
KATHMANDU, June 2: Today marks 21 years since the Narayanhiti royal massacre. The true story of the massacre that took place inside the royal palace on the evening of June 1, 2001 has not been made public for 20 years.
During the family gathering, the then King Birendra, Queen Aishwarya, Prince Dipendra, Prince Nirajan, Princess Shruti, Prince Dhirendra, Princess Jayanti, Princess Shanti, Princess Sharda, Kumar Khadka and other members of the royal family were shot dead.
The massacre at the palace, which used to be under high security all the time, is still shrouded in mystery. A high-level probe committee convened by the then chief justice to investigate the killings had reported that Prince Dipendra shot dead his family members before he could shoot himself to death on June 1, 2001. The then Speaker Taranath Ranabhat had made the investigation report public. But the ordinary public does not believe the report.
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