Monday, February 04, 2008

Lawsuit seeks trial of Maina’s killers in civilian court

A lawsuit was filed through the government attorney’s office at the Kavre district court today, stating that 15-year-old Maina Sunuwar of Kharelthok VDC-6 was murdered after torture at the Panchkhal-based peace mission training centre. The lawsuit has demanded that those accused be tried in a civilian court.A ninth-grader at local Bhagwati secondary school, Maina was held by the then Royal Nepal Army and murdered on February 14, 2004. The “Court of Enquiry Board” formed by the military court had also concluded that Maina was murdered in spite of the existence of the “alternative ways of enquiry”.Maina was allegedly electrocuted and her body was buried on the premises of the peace mission training centre. The then colonel Bobby Khatri of Kathmandu Municipality-33 Gyaneshwor, the then captain Sunil Prasad Adhikari of Kathmandu-3 Bansbari, the then captain Amit Pun of Rupandehi Anandaban VDC-3 and the then major Niranjan Basnet of Dolakha district Makaibari VDC-9 are defendants in the case filed under section 18 of the Act related to Government Court Case 2049.

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