KATHMANDU: A committee formed by the Ministry of Home Affairs to probe the Soti incident of West Rukum has concluded that the six Dalit youths who lost their lives in the incident had been stoned to death.
Last month, the committee led by an under-secretary of the ministry was formed to probe the Soti incident, in which six Dalit youths had died.
The report states that the victims were attacked with stones, domestic weapons and were baton-charged.
Last month, Nabaraj BK, 19, a young man from the Dalit community, was chased to death by locals of Chaurajahari Municipality in West Rukum.
The young man and his friends were stoned and chased by the locals until they were swept away by the Bheri River. The boy had gone to his girlfriend’s house to take her.
As the boy was from a Dalit community, the girl’s family members and neighbors were against their love.