Chaurjahari incident: Parliamentary committee starts consulting people concerned

Published On: June 19, 2020 11:40 AM NPT By: RSS

RUKUM (WEST), June 19: The parliamentary committee formed to probe the incident in which six persons were killed at Chaurjahari Municipality-8, Soti in Rukum (West), has started face-to-face consultations with the sides concerned in the district. 

The team that reached the district headquarters Musikot for the investigation into the incident talked to political party leaders, rights defenders and journalists, among others on Thursday. 

The committee gathered the opinions of the district-based stakeholders and also received their deliberations on the potential reason behind the incident of cast discrimination leading to the death of six persons including Nawaraj BK on May 23. 

The sides concerned put their opinions on the potential circumstances following the incident and also recommended measures against the recurrence of such incidents in the future. 

The committee headed by member of the House of Representatives, Devendra Poudel, met with the victims’ families in Jajarkot and also discussed with security agencies and other sides concerned. 

The nine-member committee then reached the incident site at Soti village and made on-site inspection of the site and inquired with the locals about the incident. 

Earlier, a probe team formed by the Home Ministry had undertaken an on-site investigation into the incident and submitted its report to the government in Kathmandu. 

It may be noted that the inciden that occurred at Soti took the lives of five from Bheri Municipality of Jajarkot and one from Chaurjahari Municipality. 

A murder case was filed against 34 people for their alleged involvement in the incident at the Rukum Court. Twenty-nine of them have already been arrested while five are still at large.

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