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Not confident of getting justice in Nepal, victims’ families to approach int’l court

Published On: January 11, 2021 01:40 PM NPT By: ANJALI SUBEDI/ REETA PARIYAR

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The parents of Nawaraj BK have gradually lost their weight, appetite and peace of mind since their only son, who was outstanding at studies and sports, was murdered in the infamous Rukum incident of May last year. They are further disturbed as justice seems elusive with two more prime suspects recently freed by a high court. Four others were let out of judicial custody earlier and the remaining 28 could be treated equally leniently, they fear.

Young widows of Rukum incident victims are in deep pain, but their economic realities are hitting them hard

Published On: June 24, 2020 07:15 PM NPT By: ANJALI SUBEDI/ REETA PARIYAR

KATHMANDU/ JAJARKOT, June 24: Wrapped in a dull white shawl and faded blue petticoat, Sunita Sunar, 19, looked rather emotionless when surrounded by a bunch of media persons and human rights activists at her home in Jajarkot in the afternoon of June 9. Unaware of the gloomy air around, her daughter Eliza tried to draw the attention of her mother every now and then. Eliza, 2, has been told that her father is going to come back soon. Tikaram Sunar won’t be back to meet his family again; he is one among six to lose life in the barbaric Rukum incident.