Cops collude with family to torture woman

Lalitpur, October 16:

Rasina Malla, 37, a resident of Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City-1, Kupandole, had been physically and mentally tortured for the last ten months by her family members and the police police.

This was revealed only when the victim reached out to the media today. She said she was being tortured by the family members for the last few months but it crossed the limits after they mercilessly thrashed her with the help of police personnel on September 7, some three weeks after she won a property case against the rest of the family through the district court on July 15.

Police even took her under custody on September 7 without any arrest warrant.

Talking to The Himalayan Times today, Malla said she used to live in a rented house earlier but had to flee it and take refuge in a friend’s place after the torture inflicted om her

by the family members became too frequent.

She said, “The people hired by my stepmother threw by belongings from my rented room.”

According to Malla, the hired thugs threatened her of life and Rs 1,200,000 from her. After that she sought the help of Magar Rastriya Mukti Morcha, but it could provide her only a safer place every day and not the help she needed to secure her property.

She alleged police were also favouring her stepmother rather than protecting her. She said she won property worth around Rs 10 million from the family through a court verdict.

When contacted, officials at Metropolitan Police Range, Hanumanthan, said they would help Malla secure her property won through the court.

Deepak Pun Magar, general secretary of Nepal Women, Children and Human Rights Forum said, “Currently, Malla is under the care of MRMM.”

Magar said they have taken the issue up to the home ministry and the ministry officials have promised to investigate the case tomorrow.