Ganga Maya’s wait for justice continues

Kathmandu, July 17

Although five years have elapsed since Ganga Maya Adhikari began staging protest demanding punishment for her son’s murderers, she is still unfazed and hoping for justice.

On the 18th International Criminal Justice Day today, Adhikari, who is receiving treatment at Bir Hospital, reiterated that she would continue her protest until the murderers of her son were brought to book.

Her youngest son Krishna Prasad Adhikari was abducted and murdered on June 6, 2004. Ganga Maya and her husband Nanda Prasad Adhikari had jointly begun their hunger strike.

However, Nanda Prasad passed away on the 33rd day of his hunger strike. Since her husband’s death, Gangamaya has been continuing her solitary quest for justice.

The final rites of Nanda Prasad have not been performed as Ganga Maya has refused to receive his body until culprits are brought to book. “I will either die in the hospital or continue my protest until justice is done,” she said.

The office of the district attorney in Chitwan had registered a case against 13 suspects involved in the murder of Krishna Prasad but they were released later due to pressure from then Unified CPN-Maoist.